Joshua Daniel Edwards, 25, a former UNC student charged with six felonies related to an incident with an explosive device on UNC campus last month, was released from jail on Monday.
Edwards, who lives on Park Ridge Road in Durham, was released to his parents' custody after a $1 million unsecured bond was set by a local judge.
Previously, Edwards had a secured bond of $200,000, which would have required him to meet the bond to be released from jail. With an unsecured bond, money would only be required if Edwards breaks the conditions of his bond.
If convicted of the most serious of the felonies, Edwards would face a mandatory minimum of over three years of jail time according to Assistant District Attorney, Jeff Nieman. He also said that Edwards could face eight to 10 years of jail time if convicted of all the charges he faces.
While Edwards is in the custody of his parents, he is required to meet on a regular basis with a pre-trial supervisor. The supervisor ensures that Edwards is following the guidelines set for his bond.