On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at approximately 9:15 pm the Cleveland Police Department received a call advising that a male subject living in the 700 block of Clay Street was in possession of homemade bombs and what was believed, based on the reportee’s description, to be “Molotov Cocktails”.
Upon arriving at the location, Cleveland Police Officers were met by a male who admitted to having “Molotov Cocktails” in the residence and gave consent for the officers to enter the residence.
The officers went into the residence and confirmed the presence of several of the incendiary devices. The residence was then secured and the Cleveland Police Department Detective Division was notified. Detectives arrived as well as additional resources to assist with the identification and removal of any explosive devices.
A search warrant for the residence was prepared and later granted by District Judge Mark Moorefield.
Upon execution of the Search Warrant, a thorough search of the residence was conducted. Officers located three “Molotov Cocktails” in the male’s bedroom. These incendiary devices were removed from the residence and defused.
The male suspect is identified as Devon Eugene Ryan (age 23 of Cleveland). Ryan is currently being charged with “3rd Degree Felony Possession of a Prohibited Weapon” with the possibility of additional charges. Ryan is currently being held on a 10,000.00 bond.
The resources we received to assist with this investigation were invaluable. The Cleveland Police Department would like to thank the Cleveland Fire Department, Liberty County District Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Houston Police Department.