MEDFORD, Ore. — Police have arrested their prime suspect in the bombing of the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.
46-year-old Alan Leroy McVay is now being held at the Jackson County Jail. At 4:48 p.m. on Wednesday, police arrested McVay outside of the Bobbio’s Pizza Restaurant in White City.
At a press conference on Thursday, federal investigators, the Medford Police Chief and the D.A. spoke on the arrest, but are not detailing what evidence they found that linked to his arrest or the possible motive.
McVay is still in the process of facing a potential trial and evidence will be revealed to a grand jury later, but they say a few days later after the explosion happened some information came through that tipped investigators off to McVay.
“We received information from the outside, we received help on this case. No question about it. And like I said, I would love to tell you the whole story but it’s going to happen in front of a state or federal side to be presented at a trial,” said Medford Police Chief Tim George.
McVay was arraigned on Thursday afternoon. He’s facing multiple charges in his suspected involvement in the explosion, from arson to unlawful possession of a destructive device.