Rapid River man cleared of bomb charge

ESCANABA – A bomb charge was dismissed in court Friday against a 28-year-old Rapid River man accused of attempting to make an explosive device last spring.

James Lee Bugg was scheduled to be tried in January in Delta County Circuit Court on one count of attempted possession/manufacture of an explosive or incendiary device with malicious intent. He was arrested in June for allegedly attempting to make a bomb on May 25 in Rapid River.

During a motions hearing in circuit court Friday, Defense Attorney Russ Hall made a case for the court to dismiss the charge because there was no evidence proving the defendant took action to prepare a bomb.

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