James Austin Stumbo and Kevin Norton

A little over a week ago details emerged of two men that were arrested under suspicion of planning an armed attack at the Pokémon World Championships. 27-year-old James Austin Stumbo and 18-year-old Kevin Norton were both enrolled for the Trading Card Game tournament, though members of the Pokémon community flagged threatening messages that had been shared on Facebook.

Having been denied entry to the championships, the car in which they travelled was eventually searched and found to contain a 12 gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition; the vehicle was seized and the men later arrested.

Today both faced a 'dangerousness' hearing - as reported by the Associated Press - to determine whether they should be considered for bail as they await trial on charges of illegal possession of guns and ammunition. After reviewing the evidence of threatening messages shared online prior to the Championships and the circumstances of their eventual arrest, the judge overruled the defendant's case and determined that they should be held without bail for four months.

The lawyer for Austin Stumbo has filed a motion to dismiss charges which will be heard on 24th September; both men will remain in jail until at least that time.

[source usnews.com, via kotaku.com]