A man police believe tried to kill another man in Dothan by setting off a bomb in his work truck is set for arraignment on federal charges.
Sylvio Joseph King will be arraigned Tuesday on federal charges of possession of a destructive device, malicious use of an explosive, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
King also faces state charges of attempted murder, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, first-degree criminal mischief, and two counts of possession/transport of a bio weapon.
According to King’s federal indictment, authorities believe King detonated an improvised explosive device in the work truck of another man on Oct. 23, 2017, in Dothan.
Court documents further indicate authorities believe King possessed two improvised explosive devices. One was described as a galvanized steel pipe that contained bullets, a propellant designed for use in muzzle loading and black powder cartridge arms, and smokeless black powder. The other device was described as a directional mine, consisting of an aluminum tube with one open end that contained a mixture of lead shot, the same propellant, and irregular flattened ball smokeless powder.
Authorities have not commented publicly on a motive for the alleged crime.
King has been held in the Houston County Jail on bonds totaling $1 million since his arrest in October 2017. He was transported to Montgomery recently to be arraigned in federal court.