Man in court for attempting to make bomb

ESCANABA – A 28-year-old Rapid River man was in court Monday in connection to an incident from last month involving the attempted manufacturing of explosive devices.

James Bugg, 28, of 9884 U.S. 2, Rapid River, was arraigned Monday in 94th District Court. He faces one count of attempted weapons/dangerous weapons – miscellaneous, for allegedly manufacturing a bomb or bombshell in a May 25 incident.

The felony carries a maximum punishment of 2 1/2 years in prison and $1,250 in fines.

His bond was set at $50,000.

Bugg was arrested Friday night after a joint investigation by the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post, FBI, and ATF officers.

Look for more information on Bugg’s arraignment in Tuesday’s paper.