Saturday, May 18, 2024

Destructive device case moves to district court

| May 9, 2024 1:00 AM

BONNERS FERRY — A felony case alleging a Boundary County man unlawfully possessed bombs and destructive devices is advancing to district court. 

Daniel Peter Floyd, 58, of Good Grief, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on May 2. The case advances to district court and will go to arraignment on May 22 before District Judge Lamont C. Berezc at 9 a.m. 

Floyd was arrested on April 4 and he faces up to a $5,000 fine and five years in prison.

In a probable cause affidavit, Detective Caleb Watts, with the Boundary County Sheriff Office, wrote that three pipe style bombs with a fuse were discovered when law enforcement searched the property in the 100 block of Addie Road. Watts was assisted by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms certified bomb technician.

As a test, the ATF bomb technician took some of the black powder and a piece of the fuse was removed and a flame was added, resulting in a violent reaction.

Watts said this indicated all three suspected bombs were active and intended to cause damage. Additional canisters and marble-style balls were recovered.