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Ammon Bundy, Others Arrested, Shots Fired; FBI Official Statement

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TND Editor’s Note:  The FBI reports having taken into custody Ammon Bundy and four other individuals.  FBI officers pulled over a vehicle carrying the men and shots were fired.  Separately, another man was arrested at a different location.

Two individuals have been taken to a hospital in Burns.  Oathkeepers is reporting that Ryan Payne suffered multiple gunshot wounds and that Blaine Cooper has assumed leadership of the Refuge stand-off.  The identity of the deceased individual has not been released, but the Portland FBI office has confirmed that it is not Ryan Bundy.  Local media reports that the two hospitalized men do not have life threatening injuries.  Generally, media coverage has a reportage tone suggesting that this standoff is over.  At this time, that is not clear.

Official FBI Release:

At approximately 4:25 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Oregon State Police (OSP) began an enforcement action to bring into custody a number of individuals associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. During that arrest, there were shots fired.

One individual who was a subject of a federal probable cause arrest is deceased. We will not be releasing any information about that person pending identification by the medical examiner’s office.

One individual suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was arrested and is currently in custody.

The arrested individuals include:

  • Ammon Edward Bundy, age 40, of Emmett, Idaho 
  • Ryan C. Bundy, age 43, of Bunkerville, Nevada 
  • Brian Cavalier, age 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada 
  • Shawna Cox, age 59, Kanab, Utah 
  • Ryan Waylen Payne, age 32, of Anaconda, Montana

These probable cause arrests occurred along Highway 235.

In a separate event in Burns, Oregon, at approximately 5:50 pm, Oregon State Police arrested the following individual:

  • Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy, age 45, Cottonwood, Arizona

All of the named defendants face a federal felony charge 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.

We continue to work with Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward and his deputies; Oregon State Police; and the United States Attorney’s Office to address any further outstanding issues. As the investigation is ongoing, we cannot comment further at this time.

All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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    • dianecee

      We American people are not going to stand aside while foreign trolls and the treasonist Clinton duo steal our minerals and minerals. The games have begun. It’s time to overthrow the United States government for crimes against the people per the Constitution.

      • Anonymous

        You should be proud.

        • PeoplePower

          100% Pure Government Staged Propaganda BS.

      • Anonymous

        They’re stealing our “Minerals AND Minerals” omg you don’t say!!!

    • GOLOC

      Anonymous, time to take the Stage and play the play.

    • Man

      trained armed forced -vs- idiots with a gun:

      1 0

      hows that armed uprising going ?

      • Equalizer

        85+% of the non-Military Men and “real” Woman are Constitutional abiding FBI, CIA, Patriots, Veterans, Police, Sheriffs, Hunters and ALL of us are well trained, well armed and seasoned…idiot. Our numbers are in the multi-millions and we are everywhere excluding your moms basement where you live. Dumba$$.

    • Heart Of Winter

      Best news I’ve heard all month.

      • Eggzactly

        Hi, Remember Me? You should try READING Them instead of Hearing Them. You will learn more about the topic that you dont know what you are talking about! :wink:

        • Heart Of Winter

          Yes, I remember you. You had nothing of value to contribute to the conversation, so I dismissed everything you had to say. Have a nice life. :smile:

    • Eggzactly

      If they are presumed innocent until proven guilty, why did you arrest them? :shock:

      • Heart Of Winter

        That’s right everyone, not only does he have no idea what he’s talking about, but he also has no idea how due process works. Not surprising.

        For your benefit, I’ll explain it to you the same way I would to a child. Obviously the arresting officers believe they had enough probable cause and/or evidence to make a lawful arrest. The criminal judicial system is where the presumption of innocence comes in. Either the state can prove what they have accused someone of, or they can’t.

        • Eggzactly

          Awww, Ya finished Billy? When the shtf like its doing are you going to hide behind your little pentagram because you sure wont be hiding behind me you loser. Grow up, Get a life and Get Educated and get back with me but not until then. You havent a clue.

          • Heart Of Winter

            Sure thing, cupcake. I won’t need to hide, I live waaaay back in the woods, in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. I’ll be just fine.

            And you’re telling me to “Get Educated” when you obviously don’t when and when not to use capitalization of words. Oh the irony. :lol:

        • Eggzactly

          Uh, You might want to read the comments here ‘on this page’ others disagree with you also, splain it to them too would ya?

      • Duchess of Sealand

        If they are innocent until proven guilty… WHY WAS THAT MAN KILLED ??????? May the Lord have mercy on his soul and may he be in Heaven 1,000 years before the devil knows he’s dead.

        Never in my wildest dreams, did I ever think that things, would turn out this way in America. My heart bleeds like raindrops from a crimson sky.

        May the Lord forgive the shooter and may he one day repent with the remorse of a million souls. He didn’t just kill that man. He helped kill a nation and a way of life that thousands upon thousands of truly brave men and women fought to preserve and protect. What a shame they gave their lives for nothing. Innocent until proven guilty… ? WOW! Sad… truly… truly… sad.

    • dabu

      You mean innocent until dead! Waiting to see you you nazis handle the investigation into harney county, and BLM, corruption! Oh whar! Corruption is ok with you nazis! Welcome to Amerika! Tyranny has a comfortable home!

    • spure

      what a bunch of dicks these commenters are

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