Hearing date set for Federal Court House Bombing Suspect

SAN DIEGO FEDERAL COURT: A federal judge in San Diego scheduled an Oct. 7 hearing date yesterday for a woman arrested in the investigation of a bombing outside the downtown federal courthouse in May.

Rachelle Lynette Carlock, 31, of San Diego has pleaded not guilty to charges of using a stolen identity to buy gunpowder. She remains in federal custody without bail. A trial date is expected to be scheduled during the hearing in October.

Federal officials have said Carlock’s arrest stemmed from the investigation into the May 4 bombing, although authorities have stopped short of directly linking her to the crime. No one was injured in the blast, which happened before dawn. Authorities said Carlock bought 2 pounds of Hodgdon Triple Se7en powder on April 7 and 2 more pounds May 1.

On May 13, she returned to the same gun store to purchase more, but apparently became spooked when an employee asked to photocopy her driver’s license as part of a new store policy, according to court records.

Authorities lifted her fingerprints from the bottles of powder she touched in the store to eventually learn her true identity.

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