UPDATED: 14 additional people charged in connection to Bundy standoff

UPDATE: Fourteen additional people have been charged in connection to the 2014 standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada.

The 14 new defendants are Melvin D. Bundy, 41, of Round Mountain, Nev., David H. Bundy, 39, of Delta, Utah, Brian D. Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nev., Blaine Cooper, 36, of Humboldt, Ariz., Gerald A. DeLemus, 61, of Rochester, N.H., Eric J. Parker, 32, of Hailey, Idaho, O. Scott Drexler, 44, of Challis, Idaho, Richard R. Lovelien, 52, of Westville, Okla., Steven A. Stewart, 36, of Hailey, Idaho, Todd C. Engel, 48, of Boundary County, Idaho, Gregory P. Burleson, 52, of Phoenix, Ariz., Joseph D. O’Shaughnessy, 43, of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Micah L. McGuire, 31, and Jason D. Woods, 30, both of Chandler, Ariz.

12 defendants were arrested on Thursday. Two defendants, Brian D. Cavalier and Blaine Cooper, were already in federal custody in Oregon.

The newly-added defendants are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer, and 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. The indictment also alleges five counts of criminal forfeiture which upon conviction would require forfeiture of property derived from the proceeds of the crimes totaling at least $3 million, as well as the firearms and ammunition possessed and used on April 12, 2014.

A representative for the family told Action News that they have no comment on the new arrests.

A total of 19 people have now been charged in connection to the case.

EARLIER STORY

Another arrest has been made in connection to the standoff by Nevada ranchers opposed to federal control of public lands.

Gerald DeLemus of new Hampshire has arrested on Thursday and is due to appear in court on Thursday afternoon, according to ABC News and Associated Press. He has been named as a "mid-level leaders" and organizer.

The indictment also names rancher Cliven Bundy.

In addition, the Bundy family is claiming on social media that Dave Bundy has been arrested. It is not clear what his relationship is to Clven Bundy.
 

 

DAVEY BUNDY HAS BEEN ARRESTED! HIS LOCAL COUNTY SHERIFF IS A COWARD AND IS HIDING UNDER HIS DESK. SHERIFF DEKKER TOLD...

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