Explosive Device Found During Arrest by Island County Sheriff’s Office


Island County, WA – The Island County Sherriff’s Office arrested 44-year old Carl Nyberg on November 21st, 2018 for Assault in the second Degree Domestic Violence. 

During the course of the investigation, Deputies conducted an impound inventory of the vehicle Nyberg was driving at the time of his arrest. A detective found  a loaded AR15 style firearm on the back seat of the vehicle. The weapon appeared to have been modified to use a homemade suppressor and had other modifications that appeared to make the weapon illegal to possess. Detectives stopped their inventory and secured the vehicle pending a request for a search warrant. 

On November 27th, 2018 detectives requested and were granted a warrant to search the vehicle. During that search, detectives located a homemade suppressor for the AR15 along with a 1920’s German Luger pistol and an approximately 6 inch long, 2 inch diameter improvised explosive device (IED) that appeared to have been made out of plumbing fixtures with a cannon fuse for ignition.  The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team from NAS Whidbey Island was called and removed the device for examination and disposal. 

On December 5th, 2018, NYBERG was charged in Island County Superior Court with Unlawful Possession or Control of a Explosive Device and Carrying a loaded pistol in a vehicle.  NYBERG could also face additional State and Federal Charges. 

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