In January 2016, a group of men and women with ties to the 2014 standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada, took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon. For 41 days the group controlled access to and from the refuge as part of a demand for federally controlled lands to be turned over to Western states. The trial of the first seven individuals charged in connection with the standoff ended in acquittal. The second trial of four more individuals began in Portland, Oregon, on Feb. 14, 2017.
Follow all of our coverage of the occupation and related trials, and use this page as a quick guide to the legal status of the individuals indicted in connection with the occupation.
Hometown: Irrigon, Oregon
Duane Ehmer was found not guilty of conspiracy; guilty of depredation of government property.
Hometown: Bonaire, Georgia
Jason Patrick was found guilty of conspiracy; not guilty of carrying a firearm in a federal facility.
Hometown: Plains, Montana
Jake Ryan was found not guilty of conspiracy; not guilty of carrying a firearm in a federal facility; guilty of depredation of government property.
Hometown: Emmett, Idaho
Leader of the Malheur refuge occupation. Ammon Bundy was acquitted in Oregon. A mistrial was declared in Nevada.
Hometown: Cedar City, Utah
Worked alongside his brother, Ammon Bundy, as a leader of the Malheur occupation. Ryan was acquitted in Oregon. A mistrial was declared in Nevada.
Hometown: Blanchester, Ohio
Fry worked as a website designer and content producer after arriving at Malheur. Fry was the last occupier to surrender.
Hometown: Kanab, Utah
Unofficial historian of the Bundy group. Mother of 12 and frequent participant in protests by self-styled patriot groups, including Bunkerville and Malheur.
Hometown: Crescent, Oregon
A woodworker from Oregon. Medenbach has an extensive history of conflict with the Bureau of Land Management.
Hometown: Los Osos, California
Retired woodworker who has been active in Second Amendment and other “patriot” issues in recent years. Served four years in prison for murdering his father.
Hometown: Yerington, Nevada
One of the final four occupiers, defense attorneys say Banta didn’t arrive at the refuge until Jan. 25, the night before occupation leaders were arrested.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
A self-styled reporter who participated in the Bunkerville and Malheur events. Santilli made frequent calls for more occupiers to come to Oregon.
Prosecutors filed the motion on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, the day before the trial was set to begin.
Santilli is an internet radio host who broadcast live from the wildlife refuge during the occupation.
Santilli still faces charges in Nevada for his role in the 2014 standoff with federal officials in Bunkerville, Nevada.
Hometown: Western North Carolina
Hometown: Bunkerville, Nevada
Hometown: Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona
Hometown: Tulalip, Washington
Hometown: Manti, Utah
Hometown: Fallon, Nevada
Hometown: Cottonwood, Arizona
Hometown: Anaconda, Montana
Hometown: Peoria, Arizona
Hometown: Lafayette, Oregon
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Hometown: Provo, Utah
Hometown: Riggins, Idaho
Hometown: Riggins, Idaho
Timeline: The Armed Occupation Of The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
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