The self proclaimed national sheriff of the Republic of Texas will remain behind bars until his trial in Lubbock next year.
Bob Jeanes is accused of threatening Lubbock's criminal district attorney. A federal grand jury indicted him two weeks ago. Wednesday, the US Attorney's office in Dallas announced that Jeanes will be held without bond until his trial.
Jeanes troubles stem from a letter he sent to Bill Sowder demanding charges against him be dropped. The letter reportedly said that if the charges were not dropped, Jeanes would kidnap and hurt Sowder. The charges in question stem from a September arrest at the Skillets Restaurant in the 6600 block of I-27, after which Jeanes was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, resisting arrest and having a false ID as a police officer.
Jeanes faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.