Cliven Bundy to stay in jail until next week

Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 19:17:30-05

A leader in the movement against federal land policy will stay in jail until his second court hearing next week.

Cliven Bundy will be behind bars in the same jail housing his sons, the leaders of an armed group that occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge. The elder Bundy was arrested Wednesday night when he arrived in Portland from Las Vegas to visit sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy.

Cliven Bundy was charged Thursday with leading a tense 2014 armed standoff with federal officials near his ranch in Nevada.

At his first court appearance, he asked for a court-appointed attorney. U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice Stewart said she wanted to see financial documents first.

She set a detention hearing for next Tuesday, and Bundy will stay in jail until then.