Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Three New Arrests in Militia Occupation at #Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

From the FBI's Portland office, "Additional Arrests in the Occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge":
At approximately 3:30 pm, the FBI made probable cause arrests of Duane Leo Ehmer, age 45, of Irrigon, Oregon, and Dylan Wade Anderson, age 34, of Provo, Utah. At approximately, 7:40 pm, agents made a probable cause arrest of Jason S. Patrick, age 43, of Bonaire, Georgia. All were in contact with the FBI, and each chose to turn himself into agents at a checkpoint outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The arrests were without incident.

Each man faces one federal felony count of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 372.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty...
The agency posted some rather intense tweets yesterday, giving clear signal on the wind was blowing.

Just five militiamen were holding out at the refuge early this evening. I'm not sure how many will still be there tomorrow, but word is there's a couple of crazy mofos still left. More on that shortly.

Also at the Portland Oregonian, "Jason Patrick, 2 others linked to Oregon refuge occupation taken into custody."

RELATED: See OPB, "FBI In Active Negotiations With Remaining Militants."

ADDED: At USA Today, "FBI arrests 3 more protesters as standoff winds down."