Attempted murder charge added on for "Buckwalt’ |

Attempted murder charge added on for "Buckwalt’

BRECKENRIDGE – Prosecutors have added an attempted first-degree murder charge to the counts against a Breckenridge-area man accused of rigging his cabin with explosives.David James Walt, also known as “Buck,” “Buckskin” and “Buckwalt” for his animal-skin attire, was arrested last month after being spotted in City Market. The Sheriff’s Office had obtained an arrest warrant for Walt after the landlord of Walt’s cabin on the B&B Mine Placer on County Road 565 found the home rigged with explosive devices.A Jefferson County bomb squad was called in to remove the materials, which included a metal pipe, tripwire and shotgun shell in the driveway, a battery connected by wires to an ammunition can containing an explosive device, another explosive device in a different room connected to two large ammunition cases, five empty tubes of a liquid explosive, fuses and a detonation cord. Investigators also found bomb-making equipment.According to the Sheriff’s Office statement, the explosives had the potential power to destroy the cabin and anything within a 25-yard radius. Walt had reportedly threatened to blow the cabin up if he was ever forced to leave.Assistant District Attorney Rachel Fresquez said the bomb squad officers recently provided additional information regarding the type of explosives and set-up that led to the attempted to murder charge.Walt is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Aug. 26.Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237,

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