Explosive devices lead to arrest of man on unrelated charge

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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 5:52 PM

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say they've arrested a man following a bomb investigation that shut down a major road and led to the discovery of four explosive devices.

Local media are reporting 30-year-old Anthony Thomas Cauley has been arrested on an unrelated charge of grand theft.

One device was found inside an eye center in Sebring, about 85 miles south of Orlando, following a burglary report Wednesday morning. Officials say the other three devices were inside a backpack Cauley dropped after being spotted by police.

The sheriff's office says authorities responded to multiple calls about a man with Cauley's description this week after unexplained incidents involving air being let out of tires of vehicles belonging to store employees.

Investigators confirm all the devices have been detonated and disposed of.

Authorities are trying to determine a motive. Cauley remains in jail.