SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla.- Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 21-year-old man today, who's accused of intentionally causing an explosion.
Around midnight, deputies responded to a residence located at 3917 Marlborough Place, in reference to an explosion. Upon arrival, an investigation revealed that Robert David Allen Branchfield purposely mixed certain liquids within a container for the purpose of creating an explosion. This explosion occurred outside and at the rear of the property.
Sarasota County Fire along with Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Hazardous Device personnel made the area safe and ensured no one was injured during the explosion.
Branchfield was arrested for Discharging a Destructive Device.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 861-5800 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.