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Watertown teen ends up in jail, facing several charges

Joshua Beaumont is alleged to have thrown a homemade explosive device at a home in the village of Copenhagen with the intention of having it detonate.

Watertown (WTNY) -- A Watertown teen facing a host of charges following two separate incident that occurred in Copenhagen.

Lewis County Sheriff's deputies took 17 year old Joshua Beaumont of Ohio St. into custody Thursday.

Back on September 7, Beaumont is alleged to have thrown a homemade explosive device at a home on Cataract St. in the village with the intention of having it detonate. It did not and no injuries were reported. The Ft. Drum Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit was called in to get rid of the device. Beaumont was charged with first degree criminal possession of a weapon.

On Thursday, Beaumont is alleged to have gotten involved in a physical altercation with two individuals at a home on Rt. 12. He allegedly swung a baseball bat at one of them and then used that same bat to allegedly damage a vehicle. He is charged in that case with menacing, harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal mischief.

He was arraigned and ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.


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