The Latest: No Las Vegas appearances in ranch standoff case


LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on court proceedings stemming from an armed 2014 standoff between followers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and U.S. government agents (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Scheduled court appearances didn’t happen Monday in Las Vegas for two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and four other men accused of taking part in an armed confrontation with government agents two years ago.

Bundy family matriarch Carol Bundy said she was told the men were still in federal custody in Portland, Oregon.

Court officials didn’t immediately respond to messages.

Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Blaine Cooper, Brian Cavalier, Ryan Payne and Peter Santilli are accused of taking part in standoffs at the Bundy ranch in April 2014 and at an Oregon wildlife refuge this year.

They’re among 19 people facing conspiracy, obstruction, weapon and assault on a federal officer charges for stopping a U.S. Bureau of Land Management round-up of Bundy cattle near Bunkerville.

They’re also among 26 people facing federal charges in the Oregon case.

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2:35 p.m.

Two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy are among six people due to make first appearances Monday in federal court in Las Vegas on charges stemming from an armed confrontation with government agents two years ago.

Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and four men accused being with them both at the Bundy ranch in April 2014 and at an Oregon wildlife refuge this year are expected to plead not guilty and remain in custody.

They include Blaine Cooper, Brian Cavalier, Ryan Payne and Peter Santilli.

In all, 19 people face conspiracy, obstruction, weapon and assault on a federal officer charges in Las Vegas for stopping the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from rounding up Bundy cattle near Bunkerville.

The six are among 26 people also facing federal charges in the Oregon standoff.

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