Ashburn students face explosive charges at Virginia Tech
Two college students from Ashburn are facing charges in Blacksburg after detonating a small explosives. Joshua Taylor Trimble, 20, and Brian Frederick Rody, 19, were both charged with manufacturing and detonating an explosive device under VA Code 18.2-85 according to a statement by the Blacksburg Police Department.
The event occurred at the 1600 block of Patrick Henry Drive in Blacksburg, where police received reports of a small explosion near an occupied apartment. No one was injured.
Rody and Trimble were given a $2,500 secured bond.
Both men were residents of Ashburn before moving to Blacksburg to attend college. Rody is a graduate of Stone Bridge High School and Trimble a graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School. Both were walk-ons on the Virginia Tech football team.