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Man caught with enough explosives to destroy block to represent himself
May 24, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

A Brisbane man convicted of drug and weapons charges after a large quantity of explosives and marijuana were found in his home had a motion granted Friday to represent himself at his sentencing hearing, according to prosecutors.

William Myles Harrell, 48, was granted permission to fire his attorney, Michael Gaines, and represent himself when he is sentenced on charges of felony possession of marijuana for sale, felony possession of an automatic weapon and illegal possession of an explosive, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

His sentencing was continued to July 1 after the motion was granted.

Harrell was arrested after Brisbane police were called to a domestic dispute involving him and his girlfriend on Oct. 1, 2012.

While police were there, Harrell agreed to leave the home he shared with his girlfriend and take a taxi to his parent’s home in Montara, Wagstaffe said.

After he left, Harrell’s girlfriend showed officers a closet in the home that contained 145 pounds of dynamite sticks, enough explosives to destroy the neighborhood, according to experts.

The closet also contained $37,000 in cash and a gallon-sized bag of marijuana.

Harrell pleaded no contest in August on condition of a maximum two years of state prison. Wagstaffe noted that he was represented by yet another attorney, Charles Bourdon, at the time he entered that plea.

Harrell is out of custody on a $500,000 bail bond.

 

 

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