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Arizona man charged in Nazi threat plot to remain jailed

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Posted at 7:17 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 21:17:01-05

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man will remain jailed on a charge that he and other Neo-Nazis mounted a harassment campaign a month ago to mail or post threatening messages at the homes of journalists and anti-hate advocates.

Magistrate Judge John Boyle ruled Monday that Johnny Roman Garza of Queen Creek won't be released from custody.

The judge ruled a week after his arrest and said he poses a danger to the community.

The judge said officers found a bulletproof vest at Garza's home.

Garza is accused of gluing a poster at the home of an editor for Arizona Jewish Life magazine.

Garza's attorney said his client was remorseful.