An Excelsior Springs teen has been charged in connection with the sparkler bomb found on Fredricksburg Road Tuesday. Authorities say Eldon Tucker, 19, was charged with the manufacturing and use of fireworks. Tucker posted the required bond and was released to Oakview officials on a warrant in their jurisdiction.
The KCPD Bomb Squad was called in to safely detonate the sparkler bomb found along the south edge of the golf course. According to investigators, several eyewitnesses provided key details. There is no word yet on the connection between Tuesday’s explosive and the pipe bomb found in early March.