A SWAT situation last Friday lead to the arrest of two men believed to be involved in planting a bomb underneath a car at a home in north Spokane. Monday, those two men made their first appearance in Federal Court.
The two men investigators believe are involved in the north Spokane bombing are facing charges but have yet to be charged in that attack.
45-year-old Robert Showers and 31-year-old Siaosilepelenise Tuaimalo made their first appearance in front of Judge Cynthia Imbrogno in federal court Monday. According to a federal affidavit, detectives involved in a narcotics investigation at a home on East Heroy last week recognized a 2004 grey Chrysler Sebring and a bombing suspect they had been searching for. A few days earlier, that same car was caught on surveillance video in north Spokane at the home where a bomb had exploded after being place under a car on the 5800 block of North Monroe. According to court documents released Monday, a female acquaintance of Tuiamalo said the two men had recently given her a piece of paper that listed bomb making materials and said that Robert Showers needed those items to make a bomb. She also says on June 28th, the night before the bombing, Tuiamalo had again stopped by her home with a friend and said they were going to quote "do something really bad." The two are due back in Federal Court later this week. Tuiamalo, a convicted felon, is now facing charges of being in Possession of Weapons including, a .38 revolver and a shotgun. Showers, also a convicted felon, is charged with being in possession more than 12 pounds of industrial explosives.