(SS) A man accused of threatening to "exterminate" gay people in South Florida will remain in a Broward jail for now, even though a federal judge granted him a $250,000 bond last month.
Craig Jungwirth, 50, of Orlando, is also being held on two misdemeanor charges filed by the Broward State Attorney's Office. Broward CountyJudge Ginger Lerner-Wren ruled Friday that Jungwirth will remain in custody until those cases are resolved.
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Jungwirth's state charges are one count of defrauding an innkeeper for allegedly failing to pay a food and drink bill in Wilton Manors in 2014 and a second count of criminal mischief stemming from accusations he damaged windows at Rumors Bar & Grill in the same city in May.
Neither crime carries a sentence of more than a year in jail, but Jungwirth was out on bond when he was accused of issuing threats against South Florida's gay community in September. Federal prosecutors believe the threats were made from one of 59 accounts they've been able to link to Jungwirth.
But the federal prosecutors have admitted in recent court appearances that their evidence is not strong because they have not been able to determine with certainty where the threats originated. A Facebook post that appeared to be from one of Jungwirth's profiles promised to carry out a "Pulse nightclub"-style shooting in Wilton Manors over the Labor Day weekend.
Jungwirth could face between 10 and 16 months in federal prison if convicted in the federal case.
He's due back in court on the state cases in January.