UPDATED: 1:15 p.m.
Dylan Michael Ward, arrested this week on an obstruction charge in Miami-Dade County, Fla., in connection to the murder of D.C. lawyer Robert Wone, was ordered held this morning in federal custody. There is no bond.
Ward, 38, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea Simonton in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Ward's lawyer in Florida, Peter Raben, agreed to pre-trial detention with the right to revisit detention following Ward's extradition to the District of Columbia, a court official said. Raben was not immediately available for comment.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Ward in Miami Shores on a fugitive warrant. Wone, 32, a former Covington & Burling associate who became general counsel for Radio Free Asia, was killed in 2006 in an townhouse in Dupont Circle. Three other people were in the home—including Ward—at the time Wone was fatally stabbed.
Ward was arrested at the Miami Shores home of Joseph Price and Victor Zaborsky, domestic partners who owned the town home in Dupont Circle where Wone was killed. Price is an Arent Fox lawyer who works in the firm's litigation and intellectual property departments.