Metro-East News

Arnold man found with multiple guns, explosive materials in high school parking lot

An Arnold, Missouri, man who was allegedly sitting in a high school parking lot with a rifle case was found to have bomb-making materials, explosives, a machete and multiple guns, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Missouri.

Dustin Lockwood, 23, was sitting in his car in the parking lot of Fox High School in Arnold at about 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release. Officers approached his car and saw a gray and black rifle case in the back of the car.

Upon searching further, police found a .22-caliber rifle, a .22-caliber revolver, multiple spent shell casings, what they suspect to be a homemade silencer, explosive materials, multiple knives, a machete and ammunition, according to a news release.

Officers searched Lockwood's home and found chemicals and bomb-making materials, according to the release. Lockwood told federal agents and Arnold Police Department officers that the explosive materials were "possessed for legal purposes."

He was taken into federal custody and charged with possessing a firearm in a school zone, which can carry a maximum of five years in jail and up to a $250,000 fine.