John Allen Muhammad, already condemned to die in Virginia, was transferred early Monday morning from Virginia to Maryland to await trial for the murders of six people during the 2002 Washington area sniper shootings.
Muhammad, 44, joined Lee Boyd Malvo, 20, who was convicted for the sniper slayings in Virginia along with Muhammad, at a Montgomery County jail.
Muhammad was booked, denied bond by a court commissioner and taken to his cell at the Montgomery Correctional Facility in Boyds shortly before dawn, according to authorities. He was scheduled to appear in front of a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge Monday afternoon to review his bond status.
Muhammad was "noncompliant" while being booked, Deputy Chief Darren Popkin of the county sheriff's office told the Associated Press. Popkin was quoted as saying that Muhammad was reluctant to have his fingerprints taken or to pose for a mug shot. In the photo, he is looking away from the camera.
A Virginia judge ordered Friday that Muhammad be moved to Montgomery County. Muhammad had challenged the extradition.
Six of the 10 Washington area sniper slayings were in Montgomery, including the first and the last. If convicted, Muhammad could face the death penalty and Malvo could face six consecutive life terms in prison.
In Virginia, Muhammad was sentenced to death for a killing in Prince William County. Malvo was found guilty of a slaying in Fairfax County and sentenced to life in prison.
Montgomery State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler has said that prosecution of the two is necessary in the county as an "insurance policy" in case they are freed on appeal. Maryland officials have agreed to return Muhammad and Malvo to Virginia once their trials in Maryland are complete.