Sierra Vista bomb arrest sparks bigger investigation - Tucson News Now

Sierra Vista bomb arrest sparks bigger investigation

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A burglary investigation leads federal authorities to solving a much bigger case in Cochise County.

Kirby Fulton, 38, has been on the wanted list since 2010 when authorities indicted him on charges of making, possessing and storing explosives inside a Sierra Vista home.

Authorities say pipe bombs were found in the home on White Wing Road, and the man accused of making them is now in federal custody.

U.S. Marshals picked him up from his home on Barataria Street. Cochise County officials said three men, including Fulton, broke into the garage and stole $30,000 worth of guns, ammunition and an ATV.

Officials said they believe the men were taking the gun powder out of these explosives to use for other purposes.

"That's crazy stuff," said Miguel Muzico, a concerned neighbor. "[I] don't know something like this going on here."

"I think 'Oh my gosh, there should be some better way for people to be informed about this because it's so rural out here [and] you just wouldn't expect that from anybody out here; you think you can trust people."

Tucson News Now talked to a neighbor living next to the home who said he has known the family for decades. He said he was disturbed that this was going on right in his backyard.

"Well I'm certainly surprised he would have anything in that house," neighbor Sheridan Stone said. "Though parents would keep him from doing that, [it's] also dangerous for family... and the whole neighborhood."

Fulton's sick mother still lives in the home; she declines to talk to Tucson News Now.

Fulton also has a warrant out for his arrest in Pima County for trafficking in stolen property.

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