Ohio grand jury gets alleged armed mannequin, bomb plot case

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Grand jurors will decide whether a man accused of plotting to blow up an Ohio police station and use armed mannequins to distract responding officers should be indicted on felony charges.

An Alliance Municipal Court judge on Wednesday forwarded retaliation and possessing weapons under a disability charges against 51-year-old Timothy Ward to a Stark County grand jury to consider.

The (Alliance) Review reports a police detective testified that guns and bomb making materials were recovered from a Lake Township home where Ward maintains a bedroom.

Prosecutors say Ward was planning an attack to retaliate against Marlboro Township police for a 2008 arrest. That arrested resulted in Ward being found not guilty by reason of insanity and barred from possessing firearms.

Ward’s attorney didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment Thursday.