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Ammon Bundy biography: 13 things about Cliven Bundy’s son

Ammon Edward Bundy is a white man who has lived in various parts of the United States including Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is one of the children of Cliven D. Bundy and Janie Marie Bundy. He has 13 siblings including Cliven Lance Bundy, Shiree Bundy, Ryan Cliven Bundy, Mel Dahlen Bundy and Dave Harold Bundy. He is the stepson of Carol Bundy, his father’s second wife. (a) (b) (c)
  2. He is a father of six. The youngest one was born in 2015. (b)
  3. He is married to Lisa Marie Sundloff Bundy, who is from Murray, Utah. In April 2012, the couple lost a home in Maricopa County, Arizona to foreclosure. (a) (b)
  4. He lives in Emmett, Idaho. He has lived in various parts of Arizona including Laveen, Maricopa, Phoenix and Tempe. He previously lived in Bunkerville, Nevada and in Cedar City, Utah. (d) (e)
  5. He is a registered Republican. (b)
  6. He participated in the standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada from April 5, 2014 to May 2014. He, his brother Ryan and their father Cliven were accused of rallying militia members and armed supporters when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management attempted to confiscate Cliven’s cattle for grazing on public land for years without a permit. Federal officers were outnumbered so they retreated and halted the cattle impoundment on April 12, 2014. (f)
  7. He was accused of leading the armed group of far-right extremists who seized and occupied the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon from January 2, 2016 to February 11, 2016. He was arrested on January 26, 2016 and was charged with conspiracy to impede officers of the U.S. by force, intimidation or threats, possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in federal facilities and using and carrying firearms in relation to a crime of violence. He was found not guilty on all counts on October 27, 2016. (g)
  8. In March 2016, he, Ryan, Cliven, Ryan W. Payne and Peter Santilli and 14 other defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury for a slate of federal crimes stemming from the standoff in 2014 in Bunkerville. Trial started on October 30, 2017 and a final hearing on the defendants’ motions was held on December 11, 2017 but on December 20, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada declared a mistrial. (h)
  9. In 2019, he accused former Harney County commissioner Dan Nichols of being an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant who helped murder LaVoy Finicum, who was killed during a confrontation with law enforcement officers after he left the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (i)
  10. In July 2020, he said he had considered attending a Black Lives Matter rally near his home in Boise “in support of defunding the police because yes the police need to be defunded.” (j)
  11. On August 24, 2020, he led many maskless protesters at the Idaho State Capitol to protest the Idaho mandate that people in public are required to wear face masks in response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On August 25, 2020, he and three others refused to leave the statehouse after a hearing was switched to another part of the building. State police rolled him out when he refused to get up from his swivel chair. (k) (l)
  12. On October 2, 2020, he refused to wear a mask when he attended a football game between Emmett High School and Caldwell High Schools so he was denied entry. He was asked to leave as he tried to watch the game from the parking lot but he refused to the game was declared over at halftime. (m)
  13. On March 15, 2021, he was arrested in Idaho after refusing to wear a mask in court. He was due in the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho at 8:15 a.m. that day for the beginning of his trial on misdemeanor trespassing and resisting arrest charges stemming from an incident at the Idaho Statehouse in August 2020. (l)

 

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