It was a happy day today for environmental activist Coronado, who was released this afternoon after spending the last 9 days in jail. He was arrested by FBI and ATF agents on Wednesday, February 22 for allegedly teaching, demonstrating or distributing information regarding destructive devices. Judge Pyle set only a $2000 bail bond, which was paid by a friend of Coronado's family.
Coronado was joined in court today by about 15 supporters from the Tucson community. He immediately left the courthouse on his way to see his son and was not available for comment. He is required to report to the courtroom of Federal Judge Jeffrey Miller in San Diego on Monday, March 6. This appearance will be for a hearing regarding a motion entered earlier this week by prosecutors for a stay of his release. Depending on Judge Miller's decision, Coronado may be taken back into custody in San Diego.