Two Washington County residents, including a juvenile, were taken into custody after being accused of blowing up a mailbox.
According to a release from Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak, deputies responded to a home in the 4000 block of FM 332, southwest of Brenham, just before midnight Thursday.
Deputies met with the homeowner, who told them that unidentified suspects had placed an explosive device inside his roadside mailbox, causing a loud explosion and total loss to the mailbox. The suspects then fled the location in a vehicle.
Deputies followed up on information provided and identified the suspects as 19-year-old Dustin Michael Hunter and a 16-year-old. After obtaining an arrest warrant, authorities arrested Hunter on Monday for Criminal Mischief. He was booked into the Washington County Jail with bond set at $1,500.
The juvenile was also charged with Criminal Mischief and taken to Washington County Juvenile Probation.