Blogger, Who Broadcast Standoff, Denied Bail
James MacArthur, aka Baltimore Spectator, faces gun charges.
A Baltimore State’s Attorney's spokesman confirmed that MacArthur had been denied bail on Wednesday afternoon.
According to electronic court records, he faces charges for illegal possession of a firearm and for possession of an unregistered rifle/shotgun.
MacArthur, 47, Tweeted during a nearly five-hour standoff with police, and live-streamed audio of his conversation with a police negotiator.
Police had come to take him into custody on a warrant for allegedly violating his probation that was part of a plea agreement on gun charges filed against him in 2009.
MacArthur eventually signed off the air on Saturday night by playing a recording of Rep. Ron Paul's farewell address to Congress and then peacefully surrendered to police.