FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday, December 23, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Gregory County Man Indicted on Explosive Device Charges
PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced today that Martin J. Rezac, 59, Dallas, S.D, was indicted by a Gregory County grand jury on December 18, 2015 on one count of possession of explosive device with intent to injure, intimidate or terrify any person, or with intent to wrongfully injure or destroy property, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and/or $30,000 fine, one count possession of destructive device, class 4 felony, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or $20,000 fine and one count of unauthorized possession of substance with intent to make a destructive device, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine.
The indictment charges that on or about November 26, 2015, Rezac had in his possession explosive devices at his residence in Dallas, S.D., including one pvc pipe bomb device and other improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Rezac was arrested yesterday on an active warrant in Denver, Colorado. Rezac is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Gregory County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas Volunteer Fire Department, South Dakota National Guard 82nd Civil Support Team, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Criminal Investigation.