U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. ruled last week that Leon Houston must remain behind bars while his federal firearms case is pending.
Defense attorney Joseph Fanduzz argued for release with conditions.
“There are no conditions that could reasonably assure the safety of the community,” Shirley said.
Leon Houston, 54, and his younger brother, Rocky Houston, 52, were arrested this month on federal firearms charges.
Rocky Houston faces 14 counts of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.