2 More Arrest in Meth Lab Explosion; Child Found

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Two more people have been arrested in connection to an explosion at a meth lab in Richland County Tuesday.

Officers say 34-year-old Jeremy Bowen and 29-year-old Holly Baier were taken into custody in Attalla, Alabama Wednesday at a family member's home. They're facing multiple charges, including manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful conduct towards a child, and manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a child

Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, deputies got a call that a house exploded at the Alpine Mobile Home Park on Alpine Road. Officers say Baier, Bowen, the couple's six-month-old child, and 20-year-old William Tenudo were all in the home at the time of the blast.

After the explosion, the group left the home and took Tenudo to the hospital for treatment for burns to his chest. The couple then drove with their baby to Alabama, according to officers.

Tenudo is receiving treatment at the Augusta Burn Center and will face charges when he's released.

The couple's child was taken to the hospital for treatment after their arrest in Alabama.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says Bowen and Baier could face other charges after officers found meth chemicals in their car when they were arrested.


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