Cops Search for Man Accused of Making Bombs

Robert Ofcky's wife reportedly showed off explosives to police when they responded to a domestic disturbance call

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    Robert Ofcky

    Authorities in Indiana on Wednesday morning said a search was ongoing for a man who owned property where several hundred sticks of homemade dynamite were found.

    Robert Ofcky, 54, was charged Tuesday in LaPorte Circuit Court with Class C felony possession of an explosive device.

    Officials were called to Ofcky's home in Otis, in LaPorte County, on a report of a domestic disturbance between Ofcky and his wife.

    Ofcky reportedly left the property before police arrived but the wife, Mellissa Waggoner, took authorities to the explosives. They were in boxes labeled "U.S. Postal Service," police said.

    Waggoner told officers the kitchen had become his "preparatory room," police said, according to the Times of Northwest Indiana.

    In a statement, the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office said Ofcky may be driving gold colored Ford Ranger pickup truck. Ofcky is described as a white male who stands 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs about 265 pounds. He has short brown hair and green eyes. He may be wearing eye glasses and may have a goatee. He has the letters “N A N C Y” tattooed on his left fingers, just below his knuckles.

    According to court records, Ofcky was arrested in 2008 on a battery charge in a case that in 2010 was dismissed.

    He was taken into custody again in 2013 on a domestic battery charge. Those allegations are scheduled for a hearing July 14 on a motion to dismiss.

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