Two men are facing charges for setting off two homemade chemical bombs at a Cedar Rapids apartment complex earlier this year. Tim Bowen III and Mitchell Adney, both of Cedar Rapids, were charged Thursday in connection with an incident at the Hawthorne Hills complex on the night of January 31.
Authorities were called to the complex on the city’s southwest side after a pair of bombs exploded. Several more of the so-called “MacGyver” bombs failed to go off. No one was injured. Bowen and Adney, both 22, are charged with reckless use of fire or explosives – a serious misdemeanor.
If convicted, they could face up to a year in prison and be fined one-thousand-875 dollars ($1,875). A fire department spokesperson says Adney’s former girlfriend lived in the apartment complex.