Two Idaho men enter pleas in Bundy standoff case

Two Idaho men enter pleas in Bundy standoff case
Posted at 12:06 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 14:06:37-04

Two Idaho men have pleaded guilty to lesser charges -- to avoid a third trial -- for having assault-style weapons during a confrontation with federal agents near states' rights figure Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014.

Pleas on Monday by Eric Parker of Hailey and Scott Drexler of Challis to misdemeanor charges came with jury selection due to start next week for Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and co-defendant Ryan Payne.

Another defendant, Peter Santilli of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty Oct. 6th to a felony conspiracy charge -- in an agreement that his lawyer says could have him free from federal custody in January with time already served.

The trial stemming from the Bundy ranch standoff was postponed after the Oct. 1st Las Vegas Strip shooting that left 58 people and the gunman dead.

(by Associated Press)