Cleveland man accused of possession of incendiary devices

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Cleveland Police Department
received a call advising that a male subject living in the 700 block of Clay Street was in
possession of homemade bombs and what was believed, based on the reportee’s
description, to be “Molotov Cocktails.”

Upon arriving at the location, Cleveland police officers reportedly were met by a male who
admitted to having “Molotov Cocktails” in the residence and gave consent for the officers
to enter the residence.

“The officers went into the residence and confirmed the presence of several of the
incendiary devices. The residence was then secured and the Cleveland Police
Department Detective Division was notified. Detectives arrived as well as additional
resources to assist with the identification and removal of any explosive devices,” said Capt. Scott Felts, spokesperson for Cleveland PD.

According to Felts, a search warrant for the residence was prepared and later granted by District Judge Mark Morefield. Upon execution of the search warrant, a thorough search of the residence was conducted. Officers allegedly located three “Molotov Cocktails” in the male’s bedroom. These incendiary devices were removed from the residence and defused.

The male suspect is identified as Devon Eugene Ryan, 23, of Cleveland. Ryan is
currently being charged with third-degree Felony Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
with the possibility of additional charges to be filed later. Ryan is currently being held on a $10,000.00 bond.

“The resources we received to assist with this investigation were invaluable. The
Cleveland Police Department would like to thank the Cleveland Fire Department, Liberty County District Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Houston Police Department,” Felts said.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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