Mailbox Bomb Update

Two Houston County teens have been arrested in connection with a series of mailbox bombings.

Eighteen-year-old James Whitney Ellison is charged with three felony counts of criminal mischief.

The 17-year-old faces similar charges, but his name is being withheld because of his age.

Investigators say the two Cottonwood High School students destroyed three mailboxes with homemade bombs last week.

A fourth failed to explode and had to be detonated by a bomb expert with the Dothan Police Department.

The small, but powerful explosives were made from empty CO2 cartridges that had been filled with gunpowder.

Sheriff Lamar Glover says the prank could have had serious consequences.

Sheriff Glover says a Crimestoppers tip helped to solve the case.