Edward Brown, the man who led a months-long standoff at his Plainfield home in 2007, will remain in prison for the time being, after a judge rejected his attempt to be freed over coronavirus concerns.

However, lawyers for Brown continue to pursue efforts to have him released. His wife, Elaine Brown, and two others have been freed after the state Supreme Court struck down weapons crimes that they were convicted on because of minimum-mandatory sentences that accompanied the convictions.