Trial delayed for man accused of mailing bomb

Trial delayed for man accused of mailing bomb

A 2005 mug shot when Gregory Lynn Shrader was arrested on unrelated matters by the Delaware County Sheriff's Department

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 5 at 7:09 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jury selection has been postponed for an Oklahoma man charged with mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Lawyers were scheduled to pick a jury Wednesday for Gregory Lynn Shrader of Jay, Oklahoma, but jury selection was called off because Shrader's son died in a vehicle accident Tuesday in Texas.

Instead, jury selection is scheduled to begin Thursday.

Shrader is accused of driving from Oklahoma to Arizona in April 2013 to drop off a package containing the bomb at a U.S. Postal Service collection-box unit in Flagstaff.

Prosecutors say Shrader had mailed the package to frame his former partner in a financial trading books business.

The package was addressed to Arpaio and listed Shrader's former partner on the return address.

The partner denied sending the package.

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Trial to begin for man accused of mailing bomb

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday for an Oklahoma man charged with mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Gregory Lynn Shrader of Jay, Oklahoma, has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him.

Investigators say the bomb was discovered in April 2013 at mail collection-box unit in Flagstaff and was made of smokeless powder, wires, a battery and a pressure-release switch attached to its lid.

Authorities eventually determined the bomb was inoperable, though black power inside the parcel could have exploded or ignited in a flash fire.

Police disabled the bomb.

Authorities say a woman told them that she drove with Shrader to northern Arizona and saw him place the parcel into the mail box wearing surgical-type gloves.

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