14 More People Face Federal Indictment In 2014 Bundy Ranch Standoff

FILE - In a Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy speaks to media while standing along the road near his ranch, in Bunkerville, Nev. A federal grand jury in Nevada indicted Cliven Bundy and four o... FILE - In a Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy speaks to media while standing along the road near his ranch, in Bunkerville, Nev. A federal grand jury in Nevada indicted Cliven Bundy and four others Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, on 16 charges related to an armed standoff near his ranch in 2014 over unpaid grazing fees. Bundy is accused of leading "a massive armed assault" of 200 followers to stop federal law agents who were rounding up about 400 of Bundy's cattle on federal lands in April 2014, according to documents filed by U.S. attorneys Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) MORE LESS
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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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  1. The wheels of justice grind slow, but exceedingly fine.

  2. High-speed fan, meet shit.

  3. it’s all fun and games until the government takes your threats of violence and revolution seriously.

  4. Happiness.

    Now take their guns away.


  5. But,but, but… that can’t be! These people are Patriots - Oh, Wait!
    OK, so they’re domestic terrorists, traitors and welfare ranchers. But, hey! Nobody’s perfect.

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