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Laurel County man arrested for booby-trapped front porch

Maggie Davis04/28/19


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One man in Laurel County clearly does not get along with his neighbors. Raymond Jackson, 56, has been arrested by the Laurel County Sheriff Department and charged with possession of a destructive device. The device? A knife-filled sheet of plywood, which authorities say was designed to swing downward. The words 'If this don't kill you I will. Come on" are written on it. Here are some pictures, courtesy of the Laurel County Sheriff's Department.
Jackson told authorities the booby trap was already set up when he moved in, and he simply didn't know how to take it down safely. The sheriff's department says its deputies arrived at Jackson's home - located in London, Kentucky - after a complaint came in about a man, allegedly drunk, "waving a large knife at his neighbors, cursing at them and creating a disturbance," according to a news release.
Jail records show Jackson is currently being detained in Laurel County Detention Center. His bond is set at $10,000.

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