Jones' father is Charleston attorney E. Forrest Jones.
Assistant Prosecutor Adam Campbell objected to Jones' release.
"The allegations from Nov. 17 are pretty serious," Campbell said. "I think the court needs to be very careful about letting him out with very little supervision."
Pinecrest is not a lockdown facility, but Carrico said staff would alert authorities within 24 hours if he left.
Kaufman ordered that Jones remain there until the January hearing, and he will hear from attorneys again at that point.
Carrico said Jones has no criminal record prior to his July case involving 84-year-old neighbor Jean Graves. She had been in an assisted living facility when Jones used her ATM card for $9,123 worth of purchases.
Jones repaid the money and his charges were reduced from felonies to misdemeanors. He was sentenced to two years probation.
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