Man arrested after carrying explosives in U-Haul pickup truck in Tomball, police say

HOUSTON – The FBI and local agencies are investigating after Tomball police found explosives and nails inside a U-Haul pickup truck early Friday morning, according to authorities.

The driver of the truck, Lakent Shrode Daniels, 30, of Houston, was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Authorities told KPRC 2 Daniels had four Molotov cocktails and nails.

The explosive weapon was not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, which is maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to court records. The weapon has not been classified as a curio or relief by the United States Department of Justice, records show.

Daniels faced a judge overnight. In court, he was told a judge had set his bond at $300,000 ahead of his court appearance.

Daniels is being held at the Harris County Jail and is due back in court sometime next week.

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