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November 19, 2017

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Trial delayed in clothing store explosives case

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John Morgan

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Roger Jenkins

Burlington Coat Factory

Defense attorney Marty Hart said prosecutors handed him the results of DNA tests this morning, just five days before his client’s trial on charges related to explosive devices found at a Henderson clothing store was scheduled to start.

Hart told District Court Judge Elissa Cadish that he needed about three weeks for an expert to review the results. Cadish agreed and reset the trial of Hart’s client, John Morgan, and co-defendant Roger Jenkins to Sept. 30.

The two men have been charged with setting off explosives at the Burlington Coat Factory in Henderson on April 21.

Morgan, 27, is accused of placing two pipe bombs that exploded while employees were in the store. The explosions did not cause a fire and were the result of a mixture of chemicals that expanded inside the containers.

Authorities said Morgan left the store and got into a SUV driven by the 42-year-old Jenkins.

Both men are in custody at the Clark County Detention Center being held on a $39,000 bond, according to detention records. They have pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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