Two men arrested after throwing homemade bomb at boat

Vincent Collins (Source: CPSO)
Vincent Collins (Source: CPSO)
Jason Slaydon, Jr. (Source: CPSO)
Jason Slaydon, Jr. (Source: CPSO)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Two men were arrested in Lake Charles after allegedly throwing a homemade explosive device toward a boat parked in a yard in Westlake.

The incident happened on New Year's Day around 7:00 p.m. The CPSO received a call regarding property damage at a home on Elaine Street in Westlake.

When the authorities arrived, they were told that someone threw an explosive device toward a boat in their yard. The device landed next to the boat, then exploded.

There was no damage to the boat, and no one was injured because of the explosion.

Later, a truck was stopped in Lake Charles. The driver, 19-year old Jason Slaydon from DeRidder, was questioned. He confirmed throwing the device. Slaydon, and the passenger riding with him - 18-year old Vincent Collins of Westlake - were both arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

They were both charged with illegal use of a weapon; illegal carrying of a weapon; simple arson; open container; manufacture or possess a bomb; and possession of alcohol under 21.

Judge Robert Wyatt has set their bonds at $8,350 each.

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