UPDATE: Not guilty plea entered for Ammon Bundy at arraignment

Posted at 11:31 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 19:57:17-04

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE: A not guilty plea was entered for Ammon Bundy for trespassing charges in a drive-up arraignment Thursday.

Ada County Judge David Manweiler entered a not guilty plea for Bundy after he would not enter a plea. He is set to appear in court for a hearing Nov. 24.

Ammon Bundy at Ada County Courthouse


The arraignment for Ammon Bundy is scheduled for October 8 at 1:30 p.m. Bundy was arrested twice back in August during a special legislative session at the Idaho Statehouse for trespassing and resisting or obstructing officers.

The first arrest came after Bundy refused to stand from a chair in the Lincoln Auditorium. He was handcuffed and wheeled out in the chair by Idaho State Police troopers. Three other people were also arrested that day for trespassing.

The second arrest happened the next day for the same charges. Idaho State Police say they asked Bundy repeatedly to leave the Senate Gallery. Troopers were forced to physically remove him from the gallery, take him through a stairwell, put him in a wheelchair and then a patrol vehicle.

Bundy 2nd arrest
Ammon Bundy is dragged and then carried from the Idaho Senate Chambers gallery by Idaho State Police after returning to the Idaho Statehouse Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 in Boise. Officers cited a statute before taking Bundy into custody a day after being arrested for refusing to leave a committee meeting.

A No Trespass Notice was served to Bundy before his second arrest, according to Idaho State Police. The notice is in effect for one year.