An Alliance man is accused by police of trying to kill his estranged wife and her companion by placing a bomb on their car on Valentine’s Day.
David “Turtle” McCoy, 32, was arrested Thursday on attempted murder charges and one count of illegal manufacturing of explosives. He is being held in the Stark County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
Alliance police say McCoy took a 2-foot-long homemade explosive device and attached it to a vehicle with the intention of killing his estranged wife and her male friend. The man found the explosive, wrapped in red tissue paper, under his pickup truck parked on West Main Street and contacted authorities.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and federal ATF agents responded and determined the device was capable of exploding and injuring, police said. The 2-inch-thick device was disabled without incident. The bomb, police said, contained what police believe was “black powder, BBs, wadding and several solid propellant model rocket engines with igniters.”