The Washington man who was at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling over GPS tracking will remain locked up pending his fourth trial, a federal judge ruled today.
U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle concluded no condition of release would “reasonably assure” the safety of the public. The defendant, Antoine Jones, has remained in custody since his arrest in late 2005 for his alleged role in a drug trafficking ring.
Prosecutors brought Jones to trial three times since then. After the first mistrial in 2007, prosecutors a year later landed a conspiracy conviction and a life sentence. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in 2010, erased the victory.