Easley Man Facing Local and Federal Explosives Charges

58-year old Easley resident David Scott Halsey was arrested Saturday and charged by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division with “possession, manufacture, transport destructive device or explosive for damage, injury or death.”

Arrest warrants state that on or around November 2, Halsey was in possession of Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD), a known improvised explosive device.

In addition to SLED and the FBI, the Easley Police Department and Pickens County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Halsey was booked at the Pickens County Detention Center where he is being held on a $150,000 bond with an additional hold for the FBI.