Detonates live hand grenade
On Friday, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office detonated a live hand grenade at the Gallia Sheriff’s Shooting Range.
Dakota Lunsford, of Gallipolis, contacted the Gallia Sheriff’s Office Thursday after discovering the grenade in a box of memorabilia he had received from an elderly woman for helping clear a Gallipolis home of junk in June, Gallia Sheriff’s Office reports say. Deputy Scott Darst and Deputy Randy Johnson met to investigate the reported grenade.
Darst confirmed the grenade was in fact real due to his previous military experience. Darst secured the grenade and took it a safe distance from the individuals on scene.
Franklin County Bomb Squad traveled to the Gallia Sheriff’s Shooting Range Friday morning and disposed of the grenade by attaching explosives to it and detonating it at a safe distance.
At 5:58 a.m. Friday, a reported rollover incident occurred in front of McDonalds on Eastern Avenue in Gallipolis. According to the Gallia County 911 call log, there were no reported entrapment or injuries. Gallipolis Fire Department and Police Department both responded to the call. GFD responded according to their protocol on vehicle wrecks with fluids leaking onto the roadway. No patients were transported to a medical facility, and a report is still pending from Gallipolis PD. Gallia EMS did not respond due to no reported injuries.