Boise bomb-making suspect is expected to change plea Monday

April 25, 2014 

Joshua J. Finch

Joshua Finch, 32, who earlier pleaded not guilty to six felonies in connection with bomb-making materials found in his home last November, is scheduled to change his plea Monday.

Finch’s trial date is set for June, but his public defender said in February he was negotiating toward a plea deal. Finch was arrested after police, responding to a tip, found a cache of explosives material in a crawlspace at his home on West Dorion Street.

Finch, accused of detaining his girlfriend’s father, is charged with second degree kidnapping in addition to possession of bombs or destructive devices, unlawful possession of weapons by a convicted felon, and two counts of injury to a child. Materials used to make black powder were found near the bedroom of Finch’s two small children.

Monday’s hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in 4th District Court.

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