WALDO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is charged with 52 felonies involving homemade explosives after an explosion at his home in February.
Forty-two-year-old Daniel Shilts Jr. was charged Tuesday. He faces 51 counts of possession of improvised explosives and one count of possession of explosive materials to make an improvised device, all felonies.
Shilts was arrested Feb. 20 after an explosion at his Waldo home. He was accused of violating parole after chemicals used to make fireworks and explosives were found in his home.
Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco says Shilts is not a member of any organization, but is “simply obsessed” with explosives.
Sheboygan Press Media reports cash bond for Shilts was set at $75,000. His attorney did not immediately return a phone call for comment on Shilts’ behalf Tuesday.