FBI arrests Snowflake man who refused to give up live grenade: sheriff

A man in the town of Snowflake is in FBI custody after a live grenade was found in his RV.

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest Tuesday of 61-year-old Mark Blake.

According to sheriff’s officials, they received a call Jan. 2 about a possible explosive device at Blake's home.

They spoke to Blake, who admitted to possessing a live grenade. He then threatened to make another one if they seized it.

grenade snowflake ksaz

Credit: Navajo County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s deputies returned the next day with a search warrant. They found the grenade, which was properly disposed of by state Department of Public Safety bomb technicians.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Blake Thursday. He surrendered to the FBI without incident.

More Arizona crime news

Tune in to FOX 10 Phoenix for the latest news:

Get breaking news alerts in the FOX 10 News app. It is FREE! Download for Apple iOS or Android.