An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was praised for his actions in a traffic stop that led to the arrest of a man with bombs and other weapons in his vehicle.
Trooper William Scott Davis reported stopping a vehicle in central Ohio for going 85 mph in a 70-mph zone on Interstate 70 late Jan. 1. He said driver Andrew Scott Boguslawski told him he didn’t have weapons, but Davis spotted the butt of gun tucked between his legs.
Davis then held Boguslawski at gunpoint and called for backup, leading to a search that police say recovered 48 explosives, four guns and a remote detonation device. The Ohio fire marshal’s office and federal agents soon joined the search.
The 43-year-old Indiana National Guardsman is being held in Madison County on $1 million bond. He had worked at a training center near Butlerville, Ind., and indicated to troopers he had items for training purposes.
“We don’t know what his intentions were and certainly that is what the investigation is going to reveal,” Lt. Marty Fellure, commander of the West Jefferson patrol post, told the Dayton Daily News. “This is just a great stop by the highway patrol, great stop for Trooper Davis to remove those kind of devices from the roadway and keep everybody safe”
Boguslawski has a court appearance scheduled Friday morning.
The Indiana National Guard said he received military intelligence training and had served there since 2007, after transferring from the Tennessee National Guard. He joined the Pennsylvania National Guard out of high school and also served in the Ohio National Guard, according to Indiana guard records. Wright State University officials near Dayton said he earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership in 2006.
He had been in the Indiana guard’s medical discharge unit since November, but an Indiana guard spokeswoman said she couldn’t discuss his medical condition.
He gave police a Moores Hill, Ind., home address.