Man charged in South Fort Myers bomb investigation

CREATED Apr 7, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr 7, 2014

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SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A 35-year-old man is charged with possessing explosives in connection with an incident that brought a South Fort Myers neighborhood to standstill Sunday afternoon.

4 in Your Corner has learned that Travis Roling was recently fired from a job at the Colonial Country Club.  An employee there alert  law enforcement to rumors that Roling would harm those responsible for the loss of his job.  They also noted seeing two pipe bombs inside Roling's home.

That prompted Sunday's search of Roling's home on Idlewild Street. 

The Lee County Sheriff's Office searched the home and found an explosive box inside a wooden box.  Roling's wife told investigators she had no knowledge of the device.

The Regional Bomb Squad worked for hours with the help of a robot to remove the materials safely from the home.
 
Idlewild was closed during the ordeal and residents were evacuated.