Police: Woman arrested after she tries to ignite explosive device during traffic stop

The report said she was heading to her boss' house when she was pulled over and that she tried to ignite an explosive during a traffic stop.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman was arrested following a traffic stop Tuesday after she tried to light an explosive device, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Around 11:15 p.m., JSO pulled over suspect Charlaya Moore, 23, in a Grove Park neighborhood. Police asked for her to exit the vehicle, but she refused. Police say she instead reached under the driver seat and police ordered her to stop, but she refused and they tried to pull her out of the car. Moore then pulled out an explosive device and tried to ignite the device, police said.

An officer was able to enter her passenger side door and get the explosive device away from Moore, then handcuffed her, JSO said.

JSO said she told police she was heading to her boss' house near the 1000 block of Molokai Road. When they searched her car, police found several explosive devices and multiple disguises like wigs and glasses.

Neighbor Crystal Chavis lives just steps away from where police pulled Moore over.

"This is scary," Chavis said.

Chavis said they heard helicopters and several police cars lined the street. The Bomb Squad responded to the scene and collected the explosive devices, JSO said.

"I just can't imagine," she said. "It's scary, it's this close to home."

JSO didn't say the exact type of explosives found in Moores' car, but the police report said they took possession of one "bomb."

Moore was charged with possession of a destructive device, aggravated assault on police and resisting police with violence.

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