L’Anse man who had pipe bomb inside vehicle pleads guilty to dangerous weapons

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – A 19-year-old L’Anse man who was arrested for having a pipe bomb inside his vehicle has a sentencing date.

Caleb Lynum pled guilty to attempted dangerous weapons, which is a felony. His other charges were dropped.

A sentencing date is scheduled for October 11th.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 10, troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post were dispatched to a two-car crash on Denton Road near US-41 in Houghton County.

A vehicle, driven by a 59-year-old Chassell woman was stopped on Denton Road and waiting to turn left onto US-41, when a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old L’Anse man, rear-ended her vehicle. There was minor damage, but no injuries reported. The man’s vehicle was uninsured and there was an improper registration plate on his vehicle.

During the subsequent investigation, an MSP K-9 was used and gave a positive indication there were narcotics in the L’Anse man’s vehicle. A search resulted in the discovery of drug paraphernalia and a pipe bomb.
The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad was contacted and the scene was secured by the team. The bomb squad was able to make the pipe bomb non-functioning.

The 19-year-old man was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon, no insurance, and improper registration plate. He’s lodged in the Houghton County Jail pending arraignment.

Troopers were assisted by the Houghton Police Department, Michigan State Police K-9 Unit, Michigan State Police Bomb Squad and Superior Service Towing.