Columbia Man Charged In Federal Criminal Complaint In Suspicious Devices At Pickens County Courthouse Investigation
(Seneca, SC)———The United States Attorney’s Office has announced that a Columbia man has been charged in a federal criminal complaint in regards to an investigation into suspicious devices that detonated Sunday at the Pickens County Courthouse.
Michael Lambert Seabrooke has been charged in the complaint with Possessing Firearms (Destructive Devices) which are not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
Seabrooke will have a detention and preliminary hearing at 10am next Monday at the Federal Courthouse on East Washington Street in Greenville.
According to a release, the case is being investigated by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Pickens Police Department.
According to the Criminal Complaint Affidavit, Seabrooke confessed to agents of the FBI and the ATF that he placed the devices at the Pickens County Courthouse. The Affidavit also states that Seabrooke reported that he had thrown several destructive devices on the roof of the Pickens County Department of Social Services.
As the investigation continued, two pipe bombs and two incendiary devices were located inside the defendant’s vehicle. Additional evidence was also discovered in the defendant’s vehicle and at the defendant’s residence.
Agents also discovered that Seabrooke had an active arrest warrant for his arrest out of Pickens County issued last month.