The Army displayed weapons and explosives that were seized from a private locker in Cumberland County this month as a manhunt continued for a soldier wanted for questioning.
According to military and other federal officials, the weapons were found in an investigation that has also uncovered caches of weapons in Florida. Some of the weapons are legally available only to the military.The material displayed Tuesday at Fort Bragg includes 14 pounds of TNT and C-4 explosive, six sticks of M1 military dynamite, three Claymore mines, an M-16 rifle and two metal cylinders that may be silencers.
``The amount of explosives found equates to a full case of dynamite,' said Special Agent Frank Malter of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms office in Fayetteville.
The items were found in a locker at A Storage Place in Fayetteville on Nov. 6. The locker was leased by Warrant Officer Jeffrey Miller Jennett, officials said.
Jennett, 32, of the 3rd Battalion of the 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, was arrested last week in Charleston, S.C., en route from Panama to Fort Bragg, officials said. He is charged in federal court with intent to commit felony theft and theft of an M-16 rifle from two soldiers at Fort Bragg on Jan. 29, 1987.
The seizure at A Storage Place came after a seizure of weapons on Oct. 3 from a locker at Stuff-Ease Self Storage Co. in Cumberland County that also was leased to Jennett, officials said.
The weapons seizures in Cumberland County and the arrest of Jennett are linked to the seizures of weapons and anti-Semitic and anti-black literature and the arrests of two men in Jacksonville, Fla., later last week, officials said.
John Tubbs, 25, a U.S. Postal Service employee, and Stephen Fussell, 26, a handyman, both former soldiers, are charged in federal court with federal offenses of possession of unregistered firearms and destructive devices.
Tubbs' brother, Sgt. Michael Tubbs, 30, of the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, whose unit is assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky., disappeared over the weekend from his residence in the Clarksville, Tenn., area after being brought back from Saudi Arabia for questioning in the investigation, officials said.
Tubbs was not under arrest and has not been charged. He has been listed as absent without leave, officials said.