Suspect arrested for possessing an IED

In December 2016, an employee from the Motel 6 reported finding an IED in a vacant room. The suspect has now been arrested.

ABILENE, TX - The Abilene Police Department arrested Keilyn Batts, 28, for possessing a prohibited weapon.

In December 2016, a Motel 6 employee reported finding a suspicious device at work, which later bomb technicians determined was an improvised explosive device, IED. 

The employee found the IED in a vacant hotel room at Motel 6 off Interstate 20.

After a lengthy investigation, Batts was identified as the suspect. A warrant was issued for his arrest and on Oct. 4 Batts was detained. 

He's currently being held in Taylor County Jail with a $100,000 bond. He was charged with a third degree felony possession of a prohibited weapon. 

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