Burglary Suspects Arrested and 6 IED’s Found During Search

Posted on February 9, 2020

On 2/5/2020 at approximately 1030 hours, Polk County Deputies were investigating several burglaries and thefts which had occurred in southern Polk County. The investigation led Deputies to 23811 Maxfield Creek Road in Monmouth, OR. Once at this residence, Deputies located stolen property and arrested brothers James and Lloyd Thompson on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, and theft.

While on scene, Deputies located six Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s). The Salem Police Department Bomb Squad removed the devices from the property and later advised that five of the devices were viable “pipe bombs” and capable of causing serious physical injury or death. During the removal, Deputies evacuated several residences in the area, as well as, the Kings Valley Charter School as a safety precaution.

On 2/6/2020 Deputies returned to the residence and executed a search warrant which lead to the recovery of evidence of criminal activity. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a male and female for outstanding warrants at the time of the search warrant execution.

The investigation is still ongoing and additional charges are likely. During this investigation the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the ATF, Oregon State Police Bomb Squad, Salem Police Bomb Squad, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

ARRESTED:
James Albert Thompson (8/14/1971) Orange Shirt
23811 Maxifield Creek Road
Monmouth, OR 97361

CHARGES:
Burglary II x4
Theft II x2
Criminal Tresspass II x4

ARRESTED:
Lloyd Allen Thompson (11/2/1976) Green Shirt
23811 Maxifield Creek Road
Monmouth, OR 97361

CHARGES:
Burglary II x4
Theft II x2
Criminal Tresspass II x4

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