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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

The Montevideo man considered a terror suspect by the FBI will remain in federal custody after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday afternoon.

When Buford "Bucky" Rogers walked into the St. Paul courtroom, he was still wearing the same clothes he was arrested in. He did not speak except to say "yes ma'am" in response to a handful of questions from the judge.

The defense attorneys for Rogers asked for more time to prepare for a detention hearing, and Rogers will remain in custody for at least another week while his lawyers investigate the accusations against him.

Currently, Rogers faces only one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, but FBI investigators say additional charges related to the items seized during the raid could come soon.

"It's pretty likely that there are more serious charges that are going to be coming down the pipeline," criminal defense attorney Jeff Degree told FOX 9 News. "I'm sure they were probably just thinking that they wanted to make sure they knew everything before they went ahead and made their best pitch to the judge."

When it comes to pitches already made, however, Rogers' attorneys accused law enforcement officers of releasing misinformation to the media about their 24-year-old client in court on Wednesday.

Although Rogers' defense attorney Anthony Mohring declined to say specifically what information was incorrect, he did insist that the pretrial publicity doesn't help Rogers make his case.

"There's no doubt that this couldn't be worse timing for him," Degree said. "I think, once these cases get attention and when there are other events in the media that cause people to focus on one particular case such as this one, that's rarely a good thing for a defendant."

When asked whether he may pursue a gag order, Mohring said he "hopes that won't be necessary."

Before leaving the courtroom, Rogers turned to acknowledge his supporters, but no friends or family members showed up.

Police arrested Rogers last Friday on his way home from work after the FBI and local authorities raided a mobile home owned by his father in Montevideo. The FBI says explosives and firearms were recovered in the search and they accuse of Rogers of planning a "terror attack." 

Federal agents said they found Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs and an assault rifle on the property, which they claim also doubles as the headquarters of the Black Snake Militia.

Investigators have not disclosed a motive or target.

Rogers' next court appointment is scheduled for May 17 at 10 a.m.

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