Mesa police report that on Feb. 11 about 3:30 a.m., they were responded to a domestic violence call near Gilbert and Broadway roads.
The victim reported to police that her boyfriend, 35-year-old Brandon Paul Grede, held a box cutter to her throat after she demanded that he leave the home because she learned he had multiple outstanding warrants.
Police said the Grede was distracted for a moment and that allowed the victim to grab her young daughter and leave home.
The victim also allegedly told police of an improvised explosive device Grede had made. She described the device as two "camping propane tanks" taped together with a road flare.
A few hours later, police said they entered the home and took Grede into custody. While doing so, police said, Grede tried to choke a police dog.
Police also located the homemade bomb.
Grede is being held without bond on an aggravated assault charge.
Full Name: Brandon Paul Grede
Arrest age: 35
Weight: 175 lbs
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Agency: Maricopa County, Arizona
#1 AGG ASLT-DEADLY WPN/DANG INST
#2 AGG ASLT-DEADLY WPN/DANG INST
#3 DANGEROUS DRUG-POSS/USE
#4 DANGEROUS DRUG-POSS/USE
#5 MISCNDCT SIMUL EXPLOSIVE
#6 MISCNDCT SIMUL EXPLOSIVE
#11 UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT
#12 UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT
#13 ANIMAL-CRUEL NEGLECT/ABANDON
#14 ANIMAL-CRUEL NEGLECT/ABANDON
#15 DRUG PARAPHERNALIA-POSSESS/USE
#16 DRUG PARAPHERNALIA-POSSESS/USE
#17 KNOWINGLY DISPLAY FLS LIC PLT
#18 KNOWINGLY DISPLAY FLS LIC PLT
#19 DRIVE W/LIC SUSP/REVOKE/CANC
#20 DRIVE W/LIC SUSP/REVOKE/CANC
#21 VIOLATION OF PROMISE TO APPEAR
#22 VIOLATION OF PROMISE TO APPEAR
(ABC15 - Feb 17, 2017)