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Man charged with 52 felonies after home explosion

Daniel Shilts Jr., left, the man arrested for explosives at his Waldo, Wis., home last month, sits next to his attorney during his initial appearance via teleconference in Sheboygan, Wis., Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Shilts was charged Tuesday, facing 51 counts of possession of improvised explosives and one count of possession of explosive materials to make an improvised device, all felonies. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

Daniel Shilts Jr.,who was arrested for explosives at his Waldo home last month, sits next to his attorney during his initial appearance via teleconference in Sheboygan on Tuesday. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

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.

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