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Bloomington Man To Serve 10 Years In Prison For Placing Pipe Bomb In Decatur

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

Urbana, Ill. – Senior U.S. District Judge Harold A. Baker yesterday sentenced Lloyd B. Lockwood, 47, of Bloomington, Ill., to serve the statutory maximum 10 years in federal prison for placing a pipe bomb in a Decatur, Ill., mailbox in March 2011, as announced by U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis, Central District of Illinois.

On Aug. 14, 2013, a jury convicted Lockwood for placing a pipe bomb in a mailbox at a Decatur home on Mar. 30, 2011. Lockwood was charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device and being a felon in possession of a destructive device.

Lockwood was arrested and charged in the case in September 2012. He was released on bond with special conditions including home detention. In January 2013, U.S. Magistrate Judge David G. Bernthal revoked Lockwood’s bond after Lockwood violated an order of protection filed against him in McLean county court. Lockwood has been detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since January 2013, and was remanded to the U.S. Marshals Service following yesterday’s hearing.  

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason M. Bohm. The charges were investigated by the FBI, ATF, Decatur Police Department, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, and the University of Illinois Bomb Squad.

Updated June 22, 2015