Bomb Squad Discovers At Least 5 Explosive Devices, Flash Powder At Home


A Columbus man is behind bars after the Franklin County Sheriff's Bomb Squad discovered and detonated five explosive devices in the suspect's home on Carolyn Drive near Maize Road in north Columbus.  

Sheriff Zach Scott says the bomb squad discovered the oven was booby trapped with a motion sensor.   

"It was a motion sensor device that if you hit the stove or opened it hard it would have went off."
The sheriff says the ordeal began this morning when deputies waited for 55-year old Mark Kulis to leave the house before they served him with an eviction and a probate order for a mental health evaluation.  

Deputies say that's when they discovered Kulis was carrying a loaded gun.  Hundreds of signs and messages are posted on the trees and walls outside Kulis' home.  The sheriff says the suspect declares he's a sovereign citizen, meaning he believes he doesn't answer to government authority.

A dog trained to sniff explosives searched the house from top to bottom, and the sheriff says investigators were shocked when they went inside.

"He's got writings everywhere including on top of the ceilings, on appliances," said Sheriff Scott.  "He's got names we don't recognize, some we do recognize."

Kulis is behind bars charged with carrying a concealed weapon.  The sheriff says he will also face criminal charges for manufacturing an explosive device.

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