NEW DETAILS: Explosion Kills Spokane Man At Costume Party - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW DETAILS: Explosion Kills Spokane Man At Costume Party

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Major crimes detectives have completed their search of a pickup truck seized earlier this week in connection with a fatal explosive blast that killed a 28-year-old Spokane man Saturday night.

Cody R. Hathaway died about 7:20 p.m. Saturday when a homemade explosive detonated during a costume party in the 3100 block of East Denison-Chattaroy Road.

Detectives identified 19-year-old Christapher A. Harris as a suspect in the homicide and executed a search warrant on his apartment at 7723 W. Sunset Highway Sunday afternoon. They recovered evidence in the case, some of which has been stored in the agency's explosives bunker until it can be positively identified.

When they learned that the suspect's pickup was at his girlfriend's Staley Road home outside of Deer Park, they had patrol deputies set up surveillance there. The deputies arrested Harris when he drove away from the home that afternoon.

Harris was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a single felony count of Possession/Manufacture of an Incendiary Device.  He has since been released on his own recognizance.

At the time of the arrest, the suspect's pickup was seized and towed to the sheriff's Vehicle Processing Station where it was searched Tuesday.

Following Harris' arrest and the apartment search, detectives learned that he had removed bomb-making materials from his apartment prior to the search and likely disposed of them in North Idaho.

Detectives contacted a relative living in North Idaho and received permission to search the home, but did not find any of the materials. However, detectives Tuesday evening learned that the items had been dumped in an open area along an Osborne, Idaho roadway.

They responded there and found materials associated with bomb-making.  Explosives Disposal Unit technicians made the items safe before they were collected and returned to Spokane County as evidence.

Mixed with the explosives evidence was evidence of a methamphetamine lab.  That issue was referred to the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office.

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