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Pella Man Charged Following Explosion Monday

Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011 at 6:27 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

A Pella man has been charged with two felonies following an incident Monday evening. At approximately 7:45 pm, Pella Police responded to reports of an explosion near 509 Sunrise Moblie Home Park. Investigation of the incident led to the arrest of Eric Burkland, age 34, on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a class D felony and two counts of neglect of a dependent person, a class C felony. Burkland was also charged with reckless use of explosives, two counts of reckless use of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.