Attempt to mail explosives lands Waldorf man in jail

WASHINGTON — A 30-year-old Waldorf man has been indicted on federal charges ranging from illegal transportation of explosives to child pornography.

The trouble for Caleb A. Bailey started in February when postal inspectors at a Capital Heights mail facility found hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a mixture of pyrotechnics and explosives in a package that had ruptured, according to court documents.

Bailey called the Postal Service’s customer service line twice to report that a package he sent hadn’t arrived to its destination — the owner of a firearms store in Wisconsin. Bailey gave a tracking number that matched the ruptured package with the explosives and gave his real name in one of the calls.

Earlier this month, federal officials searched two properties associated with Bailey, including his home. The search turned up an illegal machine gun.

Bailey also faces a charge of producing child pornography sometime between March 2015 and this month. Investigators also found he was in possession of child pornography on the day they raided his home.

Multiple sources report that Bailey was selected by Republican voters in the 6th Congressional District to be a delegate to the party’s national convention in Cleveland. According to Maryland election information, Bailey was listed as a pledged delegate for the party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump on the April primary ballot.

Bailey remains in federal custody until his next court appearance set for May 24.

Kate Ryan

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