PSLPD: Active military member under arrest after ‘hoax bomb,’ guns found in vehicle
Port St. Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- An active military member is under arrest after a ‘hoax bomb,’ real guns found in vehicle that crashed in Port St. Lucie.
Here is the info:
At approximately 4:10pm Sunday, PSLPD responded to the area of SE Prineville St in reference to a 911 call of a vehicle that crashed into a yard. Officers arrived on scene and conducted a traffic stop at SE Sandia Dr and SE Crosspoint Dr on a white Scion that was attempting to leave the scene of the crash. As Officers approached the vehicle, they immediately noticed the driver, 21-year-old Johann Robey, was wearing a tactical ballistic vest that contained rifle and pistol magazines. Officers also observed an AR15 rifle on the passenger seat.
Robey exited the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident. Robey had a 9mm handgun in a holster on his hip and two additional handguns inside the vehicle. Officers then located a Ziploc bag inside the vehicle containing what appeared to be an explosive device with wiring. A perimeter was established, and houses were evacuated in the area.
The Saint Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Disposal Team, FBI, and ATF responded to assist with the investigation. At approximately 12:45am, the bomb disposal team rendered the device safe and preliminary testing determined it was not an explosive item. An additional 7 items were safely removed from the vehicle by the SLCSO Bomb Team and will undergo further testing.
Johann Robey was arrested and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail for possession of a hoax bomb, 3 counts of carrying a concealed weapon, and 2 counts of attempted escape as he tried to remove his handcuffs while in custody. Robey spoke with investigators, however he gave no indication on what his intent was yesterday evening. He is an active member of the US Army and was on leave while visiting Port St. Lucie.