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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