A federal grand jury in Nevada has indicted 14 more people in connection with the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
The defendants were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer, in addition to at least one count of using and carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, assault on a federal officer, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, obstruction of the due administration of justice, interference with interstate commerce by extortion and interstate travel in aid of extortion.
Jerry DeLemus, the co-chair of Veterans for Trump in New Hampshire who was arrested by FBI agents earlier in the day, was named as a defendant in the indictment.
In 2014, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy invited hundreds of followers, many of them armed, to his ranch to push back against federal officers who were impounding his cattle after he refused to pay grazing fees. The Nevada incident resurfaced in headlines this year when Bundy’s sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, organized a standoff of their own at a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon.
Cliven, Ammon, and Ryan Bundy, along with Ryan Payne and Peter Santilli, were all indicted on similar charges last month.
Here’s who was indicted:
Melvin D. Bundy, 41, of Round Mountain, Nevada
David H. Bundy, 39, of Delta, Utah
Brian D. Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville
Blaine Cooper, 36, of Humboldt, Arizona
Gerald A. DeLemus, 61, of Rochester, New Hampshire
Eric J. Parker, 32, of Hailey, Idaho
O. Scott Drexler, 44, of Challis, Idaho
Richard R. Lovelien, 52, of Westville, Oklahoma
Steven A. Stewart, 36, of Hailey
Todd C. Engel, 48, of Boundary County, Idaho
Gregory P. Burleson, 52, of Phoenix
Joseph D. O’Shaughnessy, 43, of Cottonwood, Arizona
Micah L. McGuire, 31, of Chandler, Arizona
Jason D. Woods, 30, of Chandler, Arizona
Read the indictment below:
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