A Harris County man accused of trying to kill sheriff's deputies was indicted Monday and Tuesday in two counties on charges that could put him in prison for decades.
Raymond Joseph Geoffrion, 57, was indicted Monday by a Harris County grand jury of manufacturing a destructive device and manufacturing a destructive device by a convicted felon, said Chief Assistant District Attorney Mark Post. Indictments out of Columbus came Tuesday, including attempting to use a destructive device to kill or injure a public safety officer, possession of a destructive device, manufacture of a destructive device by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and three counts of aggravated assault on on a peace officer.
"They found some pipe bombs up here in Harris County," Post said. "He attempted to use the destructive device that he had in his possession."
On Sept. 1, Geoffrion allegedly left three pipe bombs at a Harris County home from which he'd been evicted. Authorities identified him as a suspect, and found him at Sandpiper Apartments on Cusseta Road in Columbus.
Geoffrion refused to open the door and negotiated with deputies for four hours, the sheriff's office said. When he wouldn't surrender, tactical personnel forced their way inside, where they found Geoffrion threatening to detonate an explosive device.
He was shot with rubber pellets and arrested.
Deputies seized bomb-making materials and firearms from the apartment, authorities said.