PUKWANA, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Brule County have detonated a homemade explosive device found in a rural Pukwana home.

The Daily Republic reports law enforcement officers discovered the explosive device Wednesday when they were searching the home.

Chamberlain Police Chief Joe Hutmacher says the device was detonated at Brule Bottom, a public hunting area about seven miles north of Chamberlain.

Officers dispatched to the Pukwana home Wednesday were looking for 42-year-old Donald Pickner, who is yet to be located. Pickner was scheduled to be sentenced Friday on a federal charge of possession of firearms after a prior felony conviction. A warrant was issued after he did not show up.

The newspaper reports it wasn't immediately clear what charge led to the search of Pickner's home.

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