From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**me.com>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Utah man who runs popular YouTube science channel is charged with possessing explosives during backyard experiments
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:34:15 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: F5A1DAFA-4458-4A67-AF25-3A2CF7C2018E**At_Symbol_Here**me.com


This should be an interesting case to watch go through the legal process:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/01/18/utah-man-who-runs-popular-youtube-science-channel-is-charged-with-possessing-explosives-during-backyard-experiments/

The introduction:
The man behind the popular science-focused YouTube channel King of Random has been charged with two counts of second-degree felony possession of an explosive device for allegedly conducting incendiary experiments in his backyard.

Jonathan Grant Thompson, of South Jordan, was charged Tuesday for two separate events involving an explosive. He was not arrested.

An initial court appearance has been set for Feb. 21 in West JordanČ??s 3rd District Court, according to the court docket, which says a summons will be issued.

When reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Thompson said he had heard about the charges from media and fans on Twitter. He was upset and confused about the allegations.

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**me.com

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