More Charges Against Boise Man Following Neighborhood Evacuation


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - More charges have been filed against a Boise man who authorities say, was living with explosive materials and firearms. Ada county prosecutors, following an investigation by Boise Police filed the charges against Joshua J. Finch, 32 of Boise.
The new charges include two counts of unlawful possession of Bombs or a destructive device and two counts of injury to a child. The charges, filed today in an Ada County Court follow the service of a search warrant on the suspect’s home November 6, 2013. While serving the warrant on the residence on the 2200 block of West Dorian Street, Boise Police bomb technicians discovered devices and materials used to assemble devices that would, by design, propel shrapnel.
Near the bomb making material, officers also found the suspect to be in possession of two firearms, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and an AR15 .223 rifle, and a large amount of ammunition and magazines for both weapons. With a previous conviction in 2006 for felony Aggravated Assault, the suspect was a "prohibited possessor", or prohibited under Idaho law from possessing the firearms.
The suspect lived in the home with two children. He is additionally charged with endangering those children due to the explosive material and bomb making components found in close proximity to the children’s bedrooms.
The suspect is scheduled for a preliminary hearing November 29th at 9:30 a.m. in Fourth District Court.
The charges are in addition to two counts of kidnapping previously filed against the suspect in a related investigation.

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