Brothers jailed for pipe bomb |

Brothers jailed for pipe bomb

A sheriff’s deputy who spotted a pipe bomb in the back of a truck led to the arrest of two Marysville brothers on Tuesday, one on a no-bail, prison parole hold, and another on a $250,000 bail, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.

Bobby Tarp, 33, and William Tarp, 37, were driving along Indian Springs Road when a deputy spotted their pickup truck and noticed a window was missing, according to Sheriff Keith Royal. The deputy pulled the pickup over and did a warrant check on the brothers.

The 9:30 a.m. check showed Bobby Tarp was out on bail on a domestic violence charge out of Placer County. It also showed that William Tarp was on parole from the California Department of Corrections system, Royal said.

The information wasn’t grounds to detain the brothers, but when a deputy looked into the truck, “He found on the floorboard a 12- to 14-inch cylinder that looked like a pipe bomb,” Royal said. “It was a cardboard cylinder with wires on the end.”

The brothers admitted it was a pipe bomb and were arrested at the scene, officials said. Bobby Tarp remains at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on a charge of possession of an explosive device.

William Tarp is being held with no bail for the state prison system. A 36-year-old Marysville woman with the brothers was not arrested.

The Placer County Bomb Disposal Unit destroyed the pipe bomb with a water cannon, Royal said.


To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call 477-4237.

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