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May 30, 2024

Homemade bomb suspect accepts deal, faces sentencing

The suspect accused of possessing a homemade bomb in his Nash Road apartment has accepted a plea deal and will face sentencing next week.

Ansley A. Godoy, 31, is scheduled for a sentence hearing at 10:30 a.m. June 26 at the San Benito County Courthouse. He is pleading no contest to one count of misdemeanor possession of a destructive device, while court notes do not indicate a prospective term.

The San Benito County District Attorney’s Office initially levied two felony and two misdemeanor charges against the Hollister man. Prosecutors on Jan. 16 charged him on suspicion of possessing a destructive device in a public place and manufacturing a deadly weapon – zip gun, both felonies. The D.A. also charged him on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

The deputy district attorney in the case agreed to change the initial felony destructive device possession charge to a misdemeanor as part of the plea deal.

Godoy has been released from custody on his own recognizance, according to records.

After Godoy’s arrest, the sheriff’s office recommended charges to the district attorney of possessing an explosive in a home, manufacturing or possessing a zip gun (an improvised firearm), possession of a controlled substance, and possession of unlawful paraphernalia, according to booking records.

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