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Miss. man accused of threat against Bush remains in jail

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - A 20-year-old Mississippi man indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly threatening to kill President Bush will remain in jail until he goes to trial in January.

Neal Allan Thomas of Olive Branch was arrested by the Secret Service after being accused of using another person's MySpace account without permission and posting messages threatening to blow up a fire station and assassinate the president, according to an affidavit.

A federal judge in Oxford denied a request from Thomas last week to be released from jail pending trial. Thomas has been held in the Lafayette County Detention Center since his arrest in September. He has pleaded innocent to the charges.

Thomas is set to go to trial on Jan. 12.      

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Information from: DeSoto Times Today, http://www.desototimes.com             

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