Probation Check Yields Pipe Bomb, 500 Rounds of Ammo, Firearms, and Marijuana, Says Sheriff’s Office

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Terra Gibson

Gibson and the pipe bomb.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered illegal guns, ammunition and a pipe bomb during a probation check Wednesday in Alderpoint.

On March 7, 2018, at about 3:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies conducted a probation search on 40-year-old Terra Robert Gibson of Alderpoint.

Guns and ammunition found during the probation search.

Firearms and ammunition found during the probation search. [Photo provided by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office]

During a search of Gibson’s residence, deputies located four firearms, including one assault rifle, several high capacity magazines, over 500 pounds rounds of ammunition, over 10 pounds of marijuana, and a pipe bomb.The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was dispatched and rendered the device safe.

Exploded device.

Exploded device.

Gibson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges: possession of a destructive device or explosive, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of a controlled substance for sales, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon, prohibited person in possession of ammunition and violation of probation.

Gibson’s bail is set at $150,000.

Earlier Chapter: Bomb Squad in Alderpoint; One Person Arrested



  • 500 pounds of ammo!

  • He looks pretty happy for being in such trouble

  • Pounds? Or rounds?

  • Lets see another drug bust involving a felon with firearm. “….Felon in possession of firearm, prohibited person in possession of ammunition and violation of probation.” How many does that make this year?

    The current gun laws, roughly 40 or so on the books are not being enforced! Do your jobs courts, probation officers, D.A.’s.

    But no, what we will hear about time and time again…..we need more gun laws, more restrictions on guns. This will only impact the law abiding gun owners (the 98% of the gun owners in the U.S.), by further eroding our rights.

    • More like the laws only punish law abiding citizens and criminals could care less about laws. Who would have “thunk it “?

    • Not much respect for gun laws because there are very light consequences. Not many people fear jail time.

    • I think it’s not that democrats want “more gun laws” per se, they want to prohibit the selling and possession of semi-auto assault type rifles. Maybe they’ll settle for a ban on selling them for now until something else happens then they’ll want all of them turned in and destroyed. But what they really really want is a banning of most type guns in the hands of civilians, period. This is actually backed up by recent poling and is of course the typical dem mo

      • show a link to these polls you speak of, where ‘they really, really want most guns banned from civilians, period.’ that sounds like you just made that up. Democrats have been in power before, but we don’t have laws restricting military grade assault rifles in most states. Innocent civilians will continue to be slaughtered because the NRA is more concerned about due process than it is about our piles of dead children. Somehow everyone is convinced that assault rifle bans are a slippery slope, but weekly or monthly school massacres are not…

  • SHOULD BE NO BAIL!!!!! lock this trash up and throw away the key…..

  • I’m more concerned about law enforcement violating the sanctuary of ones privacy in there own home if I want to make bombs well that’s my business I’m not concerned about what’s in your home so each his own

  • All the essentials for riding out the winter in AP

  • No charges for the suppressors?

  • Martin Bertelsen

    Can’t say I see an assault rifle anywhere in that photo.

    • The one with the Bump Stock & the Pistol Grip looks very much like one to me!!! I could be wrong but, it has all the right parts & all!!!

      • no that’s not a “bump stock”

        • Veteran's Friend

          And not an assault rifle in any case

          • It’s an arm brace for a pistol-length firearm. Legally considered a pistol in many states. Not here, though.

          • Define assault? Any semi auto OR does “evil” features only apply. Im confused?! OR….wait for it!…. is it ANY gun used by an evil person with malicious thoughts and actions?? Chew on that for awhile folks

            • Semantics… this is a felon on probation that is in illegal possession of multiple firearms. You could call them magic unicorns for all I care. This is the kind of person that shouldn’t own guns.

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Just another peaceful marijuana user here folks, nothing to worry about. The weapons and bombs were to fight cancer or some other bull.

    Green ISIS

  • There is no bump stock in the photo

    • That AK variant is now considered an assault weapon according to the new laws. Even with legal components and registration, 75 round drums are not allowed though.

  • He sure looks like a good ole boy, doesn’t he? I bet he has a few friends in the neighborhood.

  • Yes that is not a bump fire stock, but that rifle in general is a felony because of its short length. not to mention each one of the suppressors would be a felony regardless of past criminal history. Along with the grenades and the explosives. There’s a reason this kid is smiling in his mugshot, our court system is a fucking joke!

    In other news, did you know that two SWAT members in Florida have been suspended from active duty for responding to the school shooting without “permission”. while the sheriff is adamantly sticking up for the four pansies that hid behind their car instead of going in!

    And some people want to strip our rights to protect ourselves, so we can solely rely on police officers to do it for us.

    • Excellent point THC! The Sheriff is being a bit shifty in his response to questions. I watched the CNN town hall meeting when emotions were still raw from the event and the Sheriff was very evasive on questions regarding this response or lack of. Further, his office received many (up to 20 something) reports regarding this individual, one stating he wanted to be a school shooter. No response……..WTF! We don’t need more gun laws we need the people who are taking the reports and sworn to protect us to do their jobs, PERIOD!

      This guy should have been put away long ago, at least in some sort of facility that could have managed his rage appropriately.

    • Or he’s smiling because of the fetal alcohol syndrome. Who keeps an arsenal like that at home while on searchable probation? My dumb cat is smarter than this fool…

  • TreeFairyPrincess

    Gibson and the pipe bomb sounds like a effed up children’s book,lol

  • There are plenty of people who are gun aficionados, just because he was outside the law does not make him a more violent or dangerous person. And he is not a angry person. I can’t stand how easy it is for people to cast judgment on someone they don’t even know.

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