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2 Bundys Seeking Release From Jail In Nevada Standoff Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A son of rancher Cliven Bundy wants more time to prepare to seek release from federal custody pending trial in an armed confrontation with government agents in Nevada two years ago.

Ammon Bundy argues in documents filed ahead of a Wednesday detention hearing in Las Vegas that he's no flight risk and no danger to the community.

His brother, Ryan Bundy, is also seeking release.

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A delay would create a conflict with a court order from a federal judge in Oregon. She wants Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and several co-defendants returned to Portland by Monday.

There, they face charges in a U.S. wildlife refuge occupation this year.

In Nevada, the defendants are among 19 people facing charges in an April 2014 standoff that stopped federal agents rounding up cattle.

 

 

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