A federal judge said Wednesday that she will decide soon whether nine alleged members of a Michigan-based anti-government militia should be released from jail on bond.
U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts finished a two-day hearing Wednesday but did not specify a date when she would rule on the defendants' dention, according to CNN affiliate WDIV in Detroit, Michigan.
Charges against the alleged members of the so-called Hutaree militia range from conspiring to overthrow the government to attempted use of weapons of mass destruction.
Attorneys representing them said they should be released on bond until they face those charges in court. But federal prosecutors argued that the defendants were a danger to the community and a flight risk.
Several of the defendants' family members said Wednesday that they would serve as "third-party custodians," making sure their relatives comply with rules if released, WDIV said.