Bundy brothers being transferred from Oregon jail to Nevada

Posted at 11:47 AM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 13:47:38-04

Ammon and Ryan Bundy are being transferred from an Oregon jail to Nevada -- where they will be tried early next year on charges stemming from a 2014 standoff with federal agents near their father's ranch.

The Multnomah County Jail roster shows the brothers left the downtown Portland jail Wednesday morning. They are being flown to Las Vegas, where they face more than a dozen felony charges.

A jury last week acquitted the Bundys and five co-defendants of conspiring to impede Interior Department employees from doing their jobs at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

The brothers led an armed occupation of the refuge to call attention to the plight of two imprisoned ranchers and express their opposition to federal government control of Western lands.

U.S. Marshals in Nevada aren't commenting on the transfer.

Meanwhile, Cliven Bundy has a new lawyer -- local attorney and rancher Bret Whipple -- after losing a federal appeals court ruling on Friday.

And the attorney for New Hampshire defendant Gerald "Jerry" DeLemus says he's seeking to withdraw from the case so his client can ask a judge to let him undo his guilty plea.

(by Associated Press)