UPDATE: Second man charged in Mac Drive house explosion in Stow now out of hospital

Stow Sentry Published:

A Geauga County man injured in an April 17 explosion at a duplex on Mac Drive in Stow has been released from the hospital and was formally charged Wednesday with making methamphetamine, according to Stow police.

Stephen J. Scott, 28, of Middlefield, was charged with aggravated arson and illegal manufacture of drugs, both first-degree felonies, and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony, according to Stow police.

Brandon C. Davis, 29, of the Mac Drive residence, was arraigned earlier this week on the same charges. He is in the Summit County jail on a $250,000 bond.

Stow firefighters and police responded to several 911 calls from Mac Drive residents reporting an explosion at 1442 Mac Drive shortly before 8 p.m. on April 17.

Davis and Scott were in the residence at the time of the explosion and were transported to Akron Children's Hospital Burn Unit for treatment.

According to police, the Summit County Drug Unit removed a "large quantity" of materials from the residence for "evaluation. Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker described the items as "indicative of a meth lab."

Further charges may be pending as the investigation into the explosion is continuing, according to the press release.

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