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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

March 4, 2009

www.atf.gov

Contact: Special Agent Austin R. Banks

Public Information Officer, ATF

(505) 329-1443

ATF Offers $20,000 Reward in West Memphis Bombing

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced that they are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the recent bombing at 411 North Avalon, West Memphis, Ark.

On Feb. 4, 2009, a bomb exploded in the driveway of Dr. Trent Pierce as he was leaving his residence for work, critically wounding Pierce. This case is being investigated by ATF in conjunction with the West Memphis Police Department, Arkansas State Police and the FBI.

We are offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this terrible crime, said Stuart Lowrey, assistant special agent in charge of ATF. Plain and simple, we need the public’s help to solve this case. Dr. Pierce and his family deserve justice.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call ATF’s toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662).

Additional rewards are also available for information provided to the Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at (870) 732-4444.

More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

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