Louisville, KY - David Blake, 54, has been arrested for two counts of attempted murder of a police officer just days after he blew his hand off during the assassination attempt.
On Tuesday, May 16th, somebody called 911 to report an explosion in a home in the 4200 block of Briar Ridge Road.
"That first one ... it was a doozy!" Michael Redmon told WDRB. "I've heard Fort Knox out there practicing. This was louder than anything at Fort Knox, I'm telling ya!"
Around fifteen minutes later, two Spencer County deputies arrived at David Blake's house. The deputies spoke to Blake through a window and asked him to come out. Instead, Blake pulled a gun and opened fire on the deputies.
Neither deputy was hit by the gunfire, and Kentucky State Police was called to assist the deputies.
Officers surrounded the home and called the bomb squad. While the home was surrounded, another explosion went off; a bomb had detonated in Blake's hand as he was preparing it.
David Blake survived the blast, but his hand was severely mutilated. While he was hospitalized, a warrant was issued for his arrest and he was taken into custody on Friday.
Redmon said that people are still talking about the explosion, "It jarred the ground I was walking on," he said. "And my grandson was in the house and he came running out and asked what happened. And I said I think someone set a bomb off or dropped a bomb or something. I mean, it was heard for miles around here."
It hasn't been released how many bombs were recovered from Blake's home.
David Blake is being held at the Shelby County Detention Center on two counts of attempted murder of a police officer. Additional charges are expected to be added as more evidence is processed.
Hopefully this dirtbag never sees the light of day again.