MINNEAPOLIS ó An Iraq War veteran accused of stealing the identification information of hundreds of members of his former Army unit will remain in custody.


Twenty-five-year-old Keith Michael Novak appeared at a detention hearing in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on Monday.


Defense attorney Anders Folk argued that Novak should be released, saying he is not a flight risk and that statements heís accused of making were nothing more than boasting.


FBI Special Agent Christopher Crowe testified that Novak resisted arrest and had a fully loaded semi-automatic pistol as well as brass knuckles and a folding knife.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel ordered that Novak remain in custody.


The case will be referred to a grand jury.


Novakís next court hearing was not set.