Judge won't revoke bond in takeover threat

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal judge in Knoxville will allow
a man who threatened to take over the Monroe County Courthouse to
remain free without electronic monitoring.

Prosecutors claim that Darren Wesley Huff of Dallas, Ga., lied
when he said he couldn't wear an ankle bracelet because he had a
landscaping job that required protective footwear.

In court on Tuesday, Magistrate Bruce Guyton refused a prosecution request to revoke Huff's bond.

Guyton also moved the trial date back from Jan. 10 to April 12.

Huff faces weapons charges for bringing an AK-47 into East
Tennessee in April after threatening the courthouse takeover.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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