Marissa man facing federal charges for pipe bomb possession

On May 22, Jim F. Lanier, 49, of Marissa, was arraigned on an indictment in federal court charging the unlawful possession of a destructive device. Lanier was ordered detained pending trial.

In a previously filed complaint, the Federal Bureau of Investigation alleged that Lanier admitted to making a homemade pipe bomb that he intended to use to blow up his wife’s vehicle, and further admitted to lighting and throwing the device at people who confronted him inside a trailer park in Marissa on April 29. The device did not detonate, according to the complaint. The complaint further alleged that a second suspicious device was found stored among Lanier’s belongings.

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