The family of 55 year old LaVoy Finicum, an Arizona rancher says he was shot to death Tuesday as the FBI and Oregon State Police conducted a traffic stop that stopped a convoy of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge’s.
Brothers Ammon Bundy and Ryan C. Bundy sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, were among eight people arrested and charged with conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats during their 25-day armed occupation.
In a statement, the FBI and Oregon State Police said agents also had arrested Brian Cavalier, 44; Shawna Cox, 59; and Ryan Payne, 32, during the traffic stop on U.S. 395 on Tuesday. Authorities said two others — Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy, 45, and Peter Santilli, 50 — were arrested separately in Burns, while FBI agents in Arizona arrested Jon Eric Ritzheimer, 32.
Ammon Bundy and his entourage were heading to John Day for a meeting with the public and Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer