Ewing teen arrested on suspicion of trying to manufacture gun powder

Gregory Garner
Posted: Feb. 5, 2013 12:41 pm Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 1:15 pm


EWING, Mo. -- A Ewing teenager was arrested Monday after authorities said he tried to manufacture gun powder.

Gregory C. Garner, 17, was charged with possession of an explosive or incendiary material, a Class C felony. The Lewis County Sheriff's Department arrested Garner after an investigation revealed he had chemicals to manufacture gun powder. During its investigation, the Sheriff's Department learned that chemicals had been stolen from a Highland High School science room.

Officials said they don't believe Garner intended to harm anyone. He made an appearance in associate court and was released after posting a $10,000 cash bond. Officials said they are still investigating the incident.