Formal charges filed in tennis ball bomb case

Family says suspect was framed

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis man accused of making a tennis ball into a bomb was formally charged Wednesday morning.

Neal Grubbs, 20, faces felony charges of possessing a destructive device and intending to use it to injure, intimidate or destroy property.

Grubbs was appointed a public defender in court, and his pre-trial conference was set for Feb. 5.

According to court documents, a tennis ball filled with BBs was found in Grubbs' home.

An anonymous tipster told authorities Grubbs was planning to plant the bomb in a movie theater, but Grubbs' family and a close friend said he's being framed by an ex-friend.

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