Sentenced for Bombing Car-Washes

A Gaffney man has been sentenced in Federal Court for charges of using an explosive device to damage a building. U.S. Attorney Beth Drake last week said that 45-year-old Jeffrey Dean Daily of Gaffney, was sentenced in federal court in Anderson.  District Judge Timothy M. Cain imposed a sentence of 60 months, followed by three years of supervised release with restitution.

Mr. Daily apparently targeted car washes for his targets. Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing earlier this year established that, on October 1, 2014, Daily used an explosive device to damage the Chesnee Car Wash, and on July 6, 2015, he used an explosive device to damage the Oasis Car Wash in Gaffney. On July 17, 2015, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Daily’s residence and found components like those used in the two explosions at the carwashes. Agents also recovered an intact homemade explosive device located in Daily’s truck.

The Chesnee Police Department, Gaffney Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, SLED, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen in the Greenville U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.