Williamsburg bomb suspect denied bond

Posted at 9:03 AM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 09:03:48-04

Stephen Powers was arrested by Williamsburg Police Friday as a suspect in a bomb investigation.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The man accused in a bomb explosion in a Williamsburg parking lot on October 19 was in court Monday morning.

Stephen Powers, 30, of Gloucester, Virginia is charged with possession of using an explosive device and committing an act of terrorism.

A judge denied him bond Monday and he was given a court appointed attorney.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday, Williamsburg Police said Powers detonated a bomb along South Boundary Street and Francis Street near the city's Merchant's Square area.

This is right by the campus of the College of William and Mary.

Authorities said no one was hurt during the explosion.

Police, the FBI, and ATF worked into the afternoon on Friday trying to gather evidence at the scene.

Officials said this was an isolated incident and there is no indication that there is any additional threat to the public.

Powers is expected to be back in court on December 7