Additional information has been released in connection with the felony case involving a Houston man arrested Sept. 17 by Granbury Police after they reported finding three improvised explosive devices in a vehicle the suspect had been driving when he was pulled over at a local convenience store.
Lancer Dale Holloway, 41, was booked into the Hood County Jail, facing three third-degree felony counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, plus a state jail felony charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, according to the GPD.
GPD Deputy Chief Cliff Andrews told the HCN by email on Wednesday that the vehicle was stolen out of Deer Park (a city adjacent to Houston), and that Holloway “was aware” that the IEDs were in that vehicle.
When asked if any other case details — such as a description of the devices, a motive for having them, who made them, or possible ties with other people — have been determined since the arrest, GPD Lt. Russell Grizzard stated in a separate email, “I can’t really answer those questions since the matter is still under investigation.”
Grizzard had noted that members of the bomb squads from both the Fort Worth Police Department and the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to assist in the investigation, along with Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents.
In a follow-up email from Andrews on a potential motive of the suspect, the deputy chief also stated that the incident is still under investigation. But Andrews added, “As of this moment, agents from the ATF are investigating the devices and we do not have a timeline on when the ATF case report will be completed. Even when that report is provided to GPD, it will not be released as that could hinder prosecution.”
Andrews then closed that email with the statement, “The Granbury Police Department does not believe a threat exists to any person or location.”
The initial GPD report stated that a Glen Rose woman who had been a passenger in the vehicle “was released with no charges.” On Wednesday, Grizzard stated, “I can say information gathered from interviewing the female indicated she was not knowingly in possession of the devices. She is 34 years old.”
In addition to a state jail felony charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, Holloway was also charged with a third-degree felony count of possession of a controlled substance. The combined bail amount set for his charges was $72,000, according to jail records.