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Grand jury indicts man in San Diego bomb-house case

December 3, 2010 | 10:31 am

A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of having a bomb factory in his San Diego County home.

George Djura Jakubec is accused of building nine detonators and 13 grenade hulls containing explosives, according to court documents. He is also accused of robbing three banks.

The indictment Thursday comes a day after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a state-of-emergency declaration that gives San Diego County officials additional legal authority to seize and destroy the home.

Officials said Jakubec, a Serbian emigre and naturalized U.S. citizen, told San Diego County sheriff's deputies during a jailhouse interview that he had robbed Bank of America branches on Nov. 13, 2009; June 25, 2010; and July 17, 2010.

County officials announced Tuesday night that they plan to burn down the house that Jakubec was renting on Via Scott, just outside the Escondido city limits. A controlled burn is the only safe way to destroy the explosives, officials said.

The fire is set for next week, but could be delayed due to weather conditions.

-- Tony Perry and Shelby Grad