Retired Houston-area officer faces explosives counts

May 3, 2011 4:51:43 AM PDT
A retired Houston-area police officer who allegedly described himself as a terrorist from Ireland has been charged with illegally storing explosives at his home. Prosecutors say 64-year-old George Kelton McCullough of Cypress remains in custody and faced a federal court appearance Tuesday to secure an attorney.

The ex-Waller police officer was arrested Friday at his residence, where he allegedly operated a private security company.

McCullough is accused of possession of a destructive device, having about 800 feet of detonating cord and electric blasting caps. Investigators say McCullough does not have a license for such items.

He's denied the allegations.

The complaint says a worker at a motorcycle shop in December told the FBI that McCullough started calling himself as a terrorist from Belfast and used a Gaelic name for McCullough.

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