In unexpected news, Tea Party activist and Co-Chairman of Veterans for Donald Trump has been arrested!
Jerry Deemus is in trouble with Federal authorities for his alleged connections to Cliven Bundy, and faces 9 charges, including conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S., threatening and assault of a federal law enforcement officer, extortion, and firearm charges!
He is scheduled to be arraigned later today in U.S. District Court in Concord.
The 64-page indictment cites DeLemus as one of eight defendants who “planned, organized, led, and/or participated as gunmen in the assault, all in order to threaten, intimidate, and extort the officers into abandoning approximately 400 head of cattle that were in their lawful care and custody.”
Court papers describe DeLemus as a “mid-level leader and organizer of the conspiracy,” who recruited, organized, trained and gave logistical support to gunmen and followers. He is alleged to have been a leader and organizer of armed patrols and security checkpoints on the Nevada ranch. DeLemus first traveled from New Hampshire to Nevada on April 10, 2014.
The indictment stems from the massive armed assault against federal law enforcement officers in and around Bunkerville, Nev., on April 12, 2014, which court records refer to as a conspiracy to thwart the seizure and removal of Cliven Bundy’s cattle from federal public lands. Bundy was under a federal court order to remove his cattle from the public lands since 1998. Two more court orders came in 2013, when led to an impoundment process and armed standoff and alleged assault.
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