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Bomb suspect remains in jail

Kelly Ruane
Sierra Sun

The man suspected of ignited a gasoline bomb in his Glenshire neighborhood remains in jail after a Nevada County judge declined to lower his bail from $250,000.

Michael Callaghan faces charges for both the July 25 bomb incident and a previous case stemming from a domestic dispute.

Earlier this year, Callaghan pleaded innocent to a felony charge of domestic violence, according to Deputy District Attorney William Cornell. The suspect was still awaiting trial for the first offense when Truckee police arrested him late Wednesday as a suspect in the firebomb incident.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge C. Anders Holmer, the presiding judge over Callaghan’s first offense, revoked Callaghan’s bail in the earlier offense making it a no-bail case, according to Cornell.

A pre-trial conference concerning the domestic-abuse allegations will take place on Aug. 7, Cornell said in a phone interview.

For now, the bail set for the firebomb case charge remains at $250,000.

Callaghan was charged with four felonies linked with the firebomb, three of which are explosive-related charges while the fourth is unlawfully causing a fire, Cornell said.

The suspect remains incarcerated at the Nevada County Jail.