Four men charged in the Halloween bombing of a Mt. Pleasant residence have waived their right to a preliminary hearing and have been bound over to 6th District Court for arraignment on Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
The four - Heath Cook, 18, Moroni; Jon L. Cook, 18, Fountain Green; Thomas M. Davis, 19, Wales, and Ricky R. Goble, 20, Mt. Pleasant - allegedly planted an acetylene bomb at the home of Mark Bezzant in Mt. Pleasant at about 11 p.m. on Oct. 31.The resulting explosion damaged a chain-link fence and blew out a basement window at the Bezzant residence.
It was the culmination of a series of harassments and vandalism that caused Bezzant, in his second year as principal of North Sanpete High School, to submit his resignation to the North Sanpete School District board of education and move with his family from the area.
The arrest of the four young men followed a prolonged investigation by city and federal officers. The four have been charged with committing a third-degree felony and a class A misdemeanor in connection with the incident.
The school board offered a $500 reward for the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in the bombing and accepted Bezzant's resignation with regret.