Man accused in mass shooting plot to stay in jail, judge rules

AUSTIN - A federal judge on Monday ruled the man accused of planning a mass shooting on his 50th birthday must remain in jail.

KVUE’s partners at the Austin American-Statesman report U.S. Judge Sam Sparks overturned a magistrate judge’s ruling that would have granted Steven Boehle, 50, a $10,000 unsecured bond. The magistrate judge said Boehle – if able to make bond – could live with a friend and be confined to house arrest. The magistrate judge’s May 1 ruling was appealed before Boehle could be released.

The Statesman reported Sparks told Boehle’s attorney, David Peterson, he will consider changing his ruling pending a psychological evaluation.

Boehle was arrested April 12 after a search warrant found three weapons and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his residence. Boehle was federally indicted on a weapons charge May 2 after federal agents executed a search warrant at a storage unit leased by him and recovered 10 long guns.

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