|Marshall W. Leonard|
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of placing an explosive device after allegedly detonating an explosive device at Walmart, because they refused to sell Confederate flags, police in Mississippi said.
Tupelo police said that they have arrested 61-year-old Marshall W. Leonard, after being accused of throwing the bomb into the Walmart store located in North Gloster around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.
He was charged with one count of placing an explosive device, and he faces up to life in prison if convicted. According to the police investigation, Leonard approached the entrance of the Walmart store and threw in the bomb.
There was an employee outside, and Leonard told him to run away. The employee ran away from the bomb as it exploded.
Fortunately, the bomb did not cause a lot of damage to the store. No one was injured in the incident.
Leonard is a strong advocate of the state flag and attacked anyone who wanted it removed because it contained the Confederate flag.
In the past, he criticized Walmart because they decided to stop selling items in its stores containing the Confederate flag.