Pacifica man charged in explosives case pleads not guilty in San Mateo County 

One of the men arrested by San Francisco police on charges related to the possession, transportation and sale of explosive materials has had his case transferred to San Mateo County and he was arraigned on the charges Friday.

Marc Ormando, 47, of Pacifica, pleaded not guilty to four felony counts related to the explosives charges and one felony count of child endangerment, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Ormando is accused of having more than 930 pounds of explosive materials, 732 "barrel bombs" and 44 pounds of black powder inside his home on Seaside Drive in Pacifica.

San Francisco police announced the March 6 arrest of Ormando and his alleged accomplice, 37-year-old Sean Gunther of San Pablo, on March 13, the day they were both arraigned in San Francisco. Gunther's case will be tried in The City and he will return to court April 11 in Department 12 to set a preliminary hearing. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of possession, transportation and sale of destructive devices and possession of methamphetamine. He is currently in custody on $1.5 million bail.

When Ormando was arrested, his 10- and 7-year-old children were at home at the time of the search, resulting in the child endangerment charge.

Ormando is scheduled to return to court on June 10 in South San Francisco for a preliminary hearing. He is currently in custody on $750,000 bail.

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