Third Man Arrested in Dixon Pipe Bomb Case

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DIXON (WIFR) -- A third suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement with a pipe bomb that was found near the Dixon Correctional Facility.

27-year-old Stephen Long of Dixon is now in the Lee County Jail.

Two other men, 31-year-old Zachary Chaffer and 32-year-old Scott Williams were arrested earlier this week. All three men are charged with unlawful use of a weapon.


DIXON (WIFR) -- Winnebago County's bomb squad helped blow up a pipe bomb found near the Dixon Correctional Facility.

Lee County Sheriff's Deputies say they found 31-year-old Zachary Chaffer and 32-year-old Scott Williams with the pipe bomb on Sunday. The men told officers they bought it near a bar in Dixon.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department came to help destroy the bomb.

Chaffer and Williams are charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

The case remains under investigation. If you have any information, please call 815-284-6631.


Scott Williams (right) and Zachary Chaffer (left)


 
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