A post on which cameras were stationed at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

A post on which cameras were stationed at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Conrad Wilson/OPB

The refuge occupier arrested in Mt. Vernon March 16, who threatened to shoot federal agents unless jailed, was taken into federal custody Wednesday on a charge of stealing federal property.

According to a federal grand jury indictment, Scott Alan Willingham stole cameras and related equipment worth more than $1,000. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.

Willingham participated in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and appears in photos and videos by taken by The Oregonian holding a camera removed from a utility pole by LaVoy Finicum at a transformer station near Burns Jan. 15.

Willingham was arrested by a Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy the evening of March 16 in Mt. Vernon.

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