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Warrant: Patrol Shooting Suspect Had Bomb Makings

DURHAM, N.C. Search warrants indicate the man accused of shooting an N.C. Highway Patrol trooper had bomb-making materials in his Durham apartment.


The warrant is dated Feb. 20 and was released Wednesday. It says authorities found PVC piping, nails and other items later learned to be bomb making items.


According to the warrant, an earlier search of the apartment revealed a digital camera with instructions on how to make bombs. Also found was a large map of Durham on the bedroom wall with locations of police, fire and EMS stations marked.


Authorities charged 23-year-old Mikel Edward Brady with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in the Feb. 19 shooting of Trooper Michael Potts. Brady's girlfriend, 21-year-old Lindsey Smith, is charged with accessory after the fact and harboring a fugitive.


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