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April 20, 2024

Suspect in homemade bomb case turns himself in

The suspect in a case involving a homemade bomb found in a Nash Road apartment Friday has turned himself in, a sheriff’s office captain confirmed.

Ansley Godoy, 31, turned himself in to authorities Monday night, said Capt. Eric Taylor with the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office when asked about it Thursday.

Authorities prior to last weekend believed Godoy may have fled to the Modesto area. He showed up in the sheriff’s office lobby Monday night to turn himself in.

Taylor was getting back with more information on the arrest and charges.

Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at his home in the 700 block of Nash Road on Friday and found a homemade explosive. The local sheriff’s office called in contracted help from the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, which detonated the bomb Friday morning in a field at the corner of Nash Road and Homestead Avenue.

Godoy had been living in the apartment building with his mother about a block or two from the San Benito High School campus. Authorities said his mother had been cooperative.

The sheriff’s office emphasized that San Benito High School was not in danger at anytime, although the edge of the campus was about a block and a half from the field at Nash and Homestead where authorities detonated the bomb, which let off a jolting noise in the neighborhood.


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