Court orders Va white supremacist back to jail
09/23/09 5:45 PM EDT RICHMOND, VA. — A federal appeals court in Richmond is sending an avowed white supremacist back to jail.
William A. White of Roanoke is charged with threatening a newspaper columnist, a mayor and several others over the Internet and by telephone. A judge released White on $25,000 bond last week based on a psychiatrist's finding that White doesn't pose an imminent threat to the community.
Prosecutors asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stay the judge's decision pending their appeal. A three-judge panel of the court granted the stay Wednesday.
White, the head of a Roanoke-based neo-Nazi group, had been in jail since he was charged with threatening a Chicago jury foreman last October. That charge was dismissed.