Hearing Monday for bomb case defendant Seabrooke

A prosecutor’s announcement today will mean that Columbia area resident Michael Lambert Seabrooke, arrested as the result of Pickens County investigations, will have a detention and preliminary hearing 10 o’clock Monday morning at the federal courthouse in Greenville. U-S Attorney Sherri A. Lydon says Seabrooke was arrested on a federal criminal complaint and charged with possessing firearms (destructive devices) which are not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, as the result of incidents in which someone used a pipe bomb-like device to damage the Pickens County Courthouse and threw items onto the roof of the DSS building. This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Pickens Police Department. Lydon says all charges in this case are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.