Man arrested after explosives found in S. Tulsa apartment


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Updated: 1/31/2013 5:19 pm Published: 1/30/2013 11:11 pm


The Tulsa Police made an arrest after bomb making materials were found in a south Tulsa apartment. 

The Tulsa Police Bomb Squad spent hours at the Greens of Bedford Apartments, where they found numerous explosives, some totally built and ready to detonate. 

FOX23 News was the first on the scene, as TPD Bomb Squad officers carried out bomb making materials, grenades, guns, high powered rifles and ammunition among other things.

Police arrested 41-year-old Richard Carter around 6:20pm Wednesday. He's being held on several complaints including manufacturing bombs and explosives.

Officers tell FOX23 News they were alerted about the explosives during a domestic call. In the protective sweep, officers deployed around 6:00pm.

Police say no one was evacuated except for the family inside the apartment where the explosives were found.

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TTown Girl - 1/31/2013 11:09 PM
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I lived down the street from him, his wife and kids a few years ago until they were evicted. There was constant drug activity, domestic disturbances, his 2 oldest kids brought home by local police and skipped or suspended from school multiple time. DHS made several visits as well. The whole family was bad news. Rich was constantly ranting about someone, the government or police wronging him. This does not surprise me.

tiredbeingsad - 1/31/2013 9:33 PM
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Exactly just another Joe! I worked with a girl that was married to him in 1996 and he broke her arm. She had to quit her job because of him I bet she is the one that domestic assault was with.... Smh.

tiredbeingsad - 1/31/2013 9:30 PM
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Justavoice.... I have a few years of experience with this douche. Please don't tell me what I know and don't know. I hve witnessed Rich beat the crap out of my best friend. I have not kept up with his crazy ass for 23 years but I will never forget him I promise you that. He will always be garbage to me.

JustAnotherJoe - 1/31/2013 9:17 PM
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@Justavoice.. It seems odd that you say all these nice thing about him and say that he'd never harm a person.. Yet in 1997 he spent a year in prison for domestic assault and battery. Explain?

JustAnotherJoe - 1/31/2013 9:08 PM
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I live in the complex, actually in the next breezeway over. It seems odd that just last week or the week before the management of these apartments did what they called and "inventory" check on all the apartments. If they were tipped off or found these materials, I wonder why it took so long for the authorities to get involved.. @okieAV8R Break-ins can happen anywhere. It does not matter where you live or how nice the place seems. Crime can happen all around you.

Justavoice - 1/31/2013 7:34 PM
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@tirebeingsad.. He has been with the same loving wife and 3 kids for over 20 yrs. he never has or would harm a person. Let alone a woman. He has trained me as a fighter and been the best coach/friend/mentor ever known. He has a huge military background. Fought for your freedom and diagnosed with PTSD. After his fathers death he went though a lot. Don't be so quick to judge. This man has the biggest heart. Rich u may not have not seen all the good you have done for so many of us, but we are hear for you. Always brother. Kc..

okieAV8R - 1/31/2013 6:41 PM
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I live in this apartment complex. The management here is super nice so I don't want to dog on this place too bad, but there sure has been a lot of crime since I've lived here. My car has been broken into, people have tried to beat down my door while I was at work and my wife and daughter were home alone, and now rambo douchebag is rigging up explosives across the parking lot. An acronym in capital letters comes to mind: WTF!?

aleman - 1/31/2013 5:50 PM
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Murders,robberies,meth lab fires,now they're makin' bombs in apartments...something is going on...Tulsa has become a Mecca for every kind of weirdo zombie dopehead psychopathic scumbag imaginable,they are friggin' everywhere a crime waiting to happen...who let this happen?We need outside help our weenies aren't gonna do anything,it is way the hell outta control

dukshanee - 1/31/2013 3:40 PM
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high powered rifles?! aren't all guns and rifles "high powered"?lol. he had bombs and a grenade, but it was no threat to the other people in the complex?! WTF!!!

Unwashed Mass - 1/31/2013 11:11 AM
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Protective sweep = fishing expedition. Sounds like he has poor choices in vindictive girlfriends.
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