Police: Valentine’s Day Pipe Bomb Targeted Wife

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David A. "Turtle" McCoy Photo credit: Alliance Police Department

ALLIANCE– Police have arrested a man in connection with a pipe bomb found attached to a vehicle.

The discovery was made on Valentine’s Day.

Police said the vehicle’s owner found the device wrapped in red tissue paper, with wires coming from it.

The device was found to be a live explosive and was disabled by the Summit County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad.

After a week-long investigation, Alliance police arrested 32-year-old David A. “Turtle” McCoy at his home Thursday afternoon.

He was charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated arson and illegal manufacturing or processing explosives.

Police said it’s believed McCoy constructed the device and attached it to the vehicle, targeting his estranged wife and the male owner of the vehicle.

McCoy is being held at the Stark County Jail on $500,000 bond.

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