Sutter County man allegedly caught with pipe bombs pleads not guilty
Above: Jeffrey Dickerson booking photo | Sutter County Sheriff’s Office
A Sutter County man was arrested on numerous charges after pipe bombs and a gun were reportedly found in his vehicle during a traffic stop. He has since pleaded not guilty.
Late on the night of September 4, a deputy pulled over a black Toyota Tacoma on Franklin Road near North Walton in Yuba City. The driver, 61-year-old Jeffrey Dickerson, reportedly had a can of pepper spray in plain view, which he is forbidden from possessing due to his status as a convicted felon.
The deputy then searched Dickerson’s vehicle and discovered five pipe bombs, a black powder handgun, and other items with potential to be used for building explosives, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies blocked off the immediate area for safety concerns, while Butte County Bomb Squad personnel responded to the scene and took possession of the bombs. Dickerson was ultimately arrested and booked on suspicion of felon in possession of firearms and possession of a pipe bomb.
On September 8, authorities served a search warrant at Dickerson’s home and reportedly confiscated additional explosive devices and components used to make them.
Dickerson’s first court appearance was his arraignment on September 7, in which he pleaded not guilty. He remains in custody on $500,000 bail.