Federal authorities have arrested a Montana man accused of taking part in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge.
Jake Ryan was booked into a Portland jail Tuesday on charges of depredation of government property, conspiracy to impede officers and possession of weapons in a federal facility.
Ryan was to have a federal public defender assigned to him at his initial court appearance.
He is one of more than two dozen people arrested in connection with the 41-day takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The men and women were protesting U.S. land restrictions and the imprisonment of two Harney County ranchers who started fires.
The federal judge overseeing the case has scheduled jury selection to start Sept. 7.