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Jury finds Forest Grove man guilty in pipe bombing

Timothy Holycross. (Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office via Forest Grove Police Department)

A jury found a Forest Grove man accused of detonating a pipe bomb earlier this year guilty of several crimes Friday, according to police.

Police were called to an explosion in Bard Park on May 19 around 1:20 a.m. The explosion sent shrapnel about 100 yards away from the blast site.

Police said Timothy Holycross, 57, set off a pipe bomb at a home where his estranged wife and another man were sleeping. He had a stalking order against him after months of "repeated unwanted contact with his estranged wife."

After a four-day trial, the Forest Grove Police Department said the jury found Holycross guilty of six counts of attempted aggravated murder, manufacturing a destructive device, possession of a destructive device, first-degree arson, first-degree criminal mischief, three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and violation of a stalking protective order.

His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 1.

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