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Possible explosive device found in Centerville

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-21 00:44:40-04

UPDATE: A man is now facing charges in St. Mary Parish in connection to yesterday's explosive scare in Centerville.

KATC has now learned that the device in question appeared to be a grenade, however, the army determined it was not explosive, according to authorities.

Deputies say they were called to Chandra Lane because a man was threatening to shoot a woman, at which point the device was found.

Javier Castro Junior was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm.


St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies are asking the public to avoid the Chandra Lane area in Centerville after a possible explosive device was found.

During an active investigation at a residence on Chandra Lane, detectives found a possible explosive device.

Working in conjunction with the Franklin Fire Department, Centerville Fire Department, and in contact with the Louisiana State Police, safety protocols have been identified and implemented while first responders are working the scene.

To preserve the public’s safety, the area is blocked off.

Further information will be available at the conclusion of the investigation.

We'll update this story as soon as we can.