A Washington City man faces an Oct. 19 preliminary hearing on charges that he built two pipe bombs, devices that did not explode.

Ricky Cole Jacobsen, 19, was arrested Sept. 21 and charged with third-degree felony possesion of an infernal machine. He later was released on his own recognizance.Tony Hafen, Washington County emergency management director, said that after taking apart the bombs and examining them, he found them very crude and amateurish, but still dangerous.

"It was just some kids with the ambition of making a bang," he said.