Nineteen Americans have been arrested so far based on trumped-up charges due to the 2014 standoff against the federal government on the Bundy Ranch in Nevada.
Federal authorities arrested 12 people in five states yesterday, bringing the total number so far to 19 defendants facing “conspiracy, assault and threats” charges in a 2014 armed standoff over grazing cattle.
Sixty-eight warrants were issued in February for Americans who protested in Nevada in 2014 and against the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon. In addition to the arrests of those who stood with the Bundy’s, including Cliven Bundy, was a campaign official for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Jerry DeLemus.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported:
FBI agents have arrested another son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy — this time in Utah.
David “Davey” Bundy was arrested just after 7 a.m. Thursday at the site of the house the Millard County contractor is building for his family just south of Delta, his wife told The Salt Lake Tribune.
Marylynn Bundy said she was alerted to the arrest by a worker who was blocked from getting to the house by law enforcement.
“I think they are just trying to get all the Bundy men locked up, so they can raid their homes,” Marylynn Bundy said.
The FBI in Utah could not immediately confirm the arrest. However, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nevada did confirm that a charging document had been filed against Bundy, but said that it was sealed.
The Associated Press reported:
A New Hampshire man has been arrested for his role in a standoff by Nevada ranchers opposed to federal control of public lands.
Gerald DeLemus of Rochester has been named as a “mid-level leader” and organizer of a conspiracy to recruit, organize, train and provide support to armed men and other followers of rancher Cliven Bundy.
DeLemus also was in Burns during the refuge occupation and posted online videos and dispatches from Harney County, including an interview with Ammon Bundy. He hasn’t been charged in the Malheur takeover.
DeLemus was arrested Thursday in the 2014 standoff and is due to appear federal court in Concord on Thursday afternoon.
According to another report, Jerry DeLemus, of Rochester, New Hampshire, is co-chair of Veterans for Trump in New Hampshire, which Trump announced he was forming in July 2015.