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Police arrest 2 more in pipe bomb investigation in Monroe County

By Nancy Dougherty, Web Producer, NDougherty@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 24 2012 01:06:36 PM CDT
COOLBAUGH TWP., Pa. -

Police have arrested two more men in connection with a pipe bomb investigation in Monroe County, and the man initially arrested in the case faces additional charges.

On Tuesday, police arrested 19-year-old Jeremy Sohle of Tobyhanna as a co-conspirator in this case. He was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit weapons of mass destruction.

On Wednesday, police arrested 19-year-old John Donahue of Tobyhanna for his involvement in the incident. Donahue faces charges of weapons of mass destruction, prohibited offensive weapons and recklessly endangering another person.

Prelilminary hearings for Sohle and Donohue are set for 10 a.m. Oct. 31 and each one faces bail of $10,000.

Police said James Arnold III, of 1652 Sunnyside Drive in Coolbaugh Twp., admitted Monday he made the bomb a few weeks ago in his father's garage.

Arnold, III is facing several charges including a weapons of mass destruction charge.

He is also facing separate charges of statutory sexual assault for allegedly having intercourse with a 15-year-old girl. The act occurred between October and November 2011 at a residence in Coolbaugh Twp.

Arnold III is currently being held at the Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 bail.