PORTLAND — A manslaughter suspect charged with criminal threatening in Lincoln Park last month will be held without bail until his trial.

Superior Court Justice Joyce Wheeler revoked bail for Ernest Weidul today, saying she found probable cause that he engaged in criminal threatening and was under the influence of alcohol during the Lincoln Park incident.

Weidul, 51, is accused of fatally beating Roger Downs Jr. of Portland in May 2010. Weidul allegedly crashed his truck into a fence by Downs’ Forest Avenue apartment, asked to use the telephone and then drank coffee brandy with Downs, according to court documents.

Downs told police he could not open his eyes the following morning, fell back asleep and called 911 after awaking in the afternoon. Police said his eyes were bruised and swollen shut, his lips cut and his nose apparently broken.

Downs died two days after the alleged attack. The state Medical Examiner’s Office ultimately determined the death was a homicide.

In late November, Weidul was charged with criminal threatening for an incident in Lincoln Park. Weidul, who had initiailly been charged with aggravated assault, was free on $1,500 bail at the time.

Jury selection for the manslaughter trial is scheduled for Jan. 27.