Ammon Bundy sits in jail in Portland Oregon along with most of the leaders of the Malheur Occupation in Burns. I say "most" because one of them is dead - LaVoy Finicum, otherwise known as "Tarpman" was killed by Federal agents when he tried to draw his pistol on them during a traffic stop.
Video of Finicum's death - warning, may be disturbing:
Later, the FBI let it be known that the "window was closing" for the rest of the scofflaws at Malheur Refuge, and if they wanted to skedaddle they'd better do it quickly. Most of them packed up and fled into the night, going back to wherever they came from. But four remained, now known as the "Bundy Gang":
via USA Today
The Oregonian identified those remaining at the refuge as David Fry, 27, of Blanchester, Ohio; and Sean Anderson, 47, his wife, Sandy, 48, and Jeff Banta, 46, of Elko, Nev.
Bundy's wife and lawyer tried calling the remaining four a few nights ago while the world watched on the Livestream. They pleaded with the four to go ahead and leave and offered to get them lawyers, mainly because Ammon and his brother Ryan were told by a judge that none of them will walk free until the refuge is back in government hands.
So this has become a Catch-22 situation. Bundy's freedom now depends on people who were called to Malheur by . . . Ammon Bundy. And they won't leave because Ammon and the late Finicum preached to them that "taking back" the land from the Feds was a cause worth dying for, and the reason they were heavily armed. Sean Anderson and his wife say they are convinced that God sent them there to "make a stand," which is exactly what Ammon said about the place -- before he got arrested. Now Ammon says he's made his point, he never meant it to be an "armed standoff," and is "done with Oregon," but apparently Oregon is not done with him.
Also the FBI seems to have finally cut off communication for the four remaining Militia members, and they have not livestreamed in about 48 hours.
Busy signals on phones of remaining four occupiers at the #MalheurRefuge Friends say communications cut https://t.co/6vN3cZc15Z #KOIN6News— Jennifer Dowling (@JenDowlingKoin6) February 1, 2016
The only member of the group
released so far is Shawna Cox, but that
turned out to be a "mistake." She returned
to Portland and was fitted with an ankle bracelet,
confined to her home in Nevada. While all this was
happening her son-in-law died in a fire.
Multnomah County confirms that female protester Shawna Cox, from the Malheur standoff, has been released from jail: https://t.co/4LS62SLjEO— KGW News (@KGWNews) February 1, 2016
Shawna Cox plans to attend Kanab funerals for LaVoy Finicum, fire victim son-in-law: Don Cox said he didnât know… https://t.co/f4GhMEQjZw— West Jordan News (@westjordanbuzz) February 2, 2016
I had no idea Shawna Cox moved in with Bundys. NYTimes quoted that info from a 2014 WND article. https://t.co/KHKY8Kf3GO— HGTomato (@HGTomato) January 31, 2016
One member "disappeared" from
Malheur the night Finicum Died:
"Patriot" world is turning on Blaine Cooper fast. https://t.co/UNQLnKukpf— ProtectPublicLands (@mosmith89) January 30, 2016
Blaine Cooper's rap sheet pic.twitter.com/eJGbJNnNb4 #OregonStandoff #BundyMilitia https://t.co/QtnFdovobP— Hobo (@HomewardBounder) January 31, 2016
Blaine Cooper's wife in this video appears to have 2 black eyes. It looks like #BundyMilitia member is a batterer https://t.co/xv5Ah5ZC0r— Liberty Kelly (@911truthowl) January 21, 2016
Oregon militia leader Ammon Bundy, 7 others arrested; 1 killed after traffic-stop shooting https://t.co/FJ5UKSX0G3 pic.twitter.com/utZuRv7IH9— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 27, 2016
UPDATE: Jon Ritzheimer and Pete Santilli are now also in custody in the crackdown on the Bundy militia https://t.co/xj9gATwGHY— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) January 27, 2016
Arrest video of the one, the only........Pete Santilli.....!!! https://t.co/NauR2TIRcJ— Karin Hildebrand (@Karimala1) January 28, 2016
FBI reports Pete Santilli .. who claimed to be press but was in fact supporting protest is also under arrest...facing same charge as Bundy.— Pat Dooris (@PatDooris) January 27, 2016
Some believe Santilli was a "snitch" all along:
John Ritzheimer's goodbye video to daughters before he turns himself in to FBI on charges related to #Oregonstandoff https://t.co/1UwJYhGS9k— Mashable News (@MashableNews) January 27, 2016
Terrorist Jon Ritzheimer Uses Sobbing Daughters To Beg For Money Before Turning Himself In https://t.co/G9sFHTC2Ku pic.twitter.com/ceIvKhOlFu— AddictingInfo.Org (@AddInfoOrg) January 27, 2016
FBI sets up perimeter around occupied Oregon wildlife refuge, says those inside are free to leave unimpeded: https://t.co/ENc6ZF9dS6— VICE News (@vicenews) January 27, 2016
#breakingnews Read US Attorney's reason for wanting Ammon Bundy kept in jail #koin6news #Oregonstandoff pic.twitter.com/Yn6CZe5h8j— Dan Tilkin (@DanTilkinKOIN6) January 29, 2016
After Ammon Bundy's arrest, Oregon occupiers ditched their guns and disappeared into the night. https://t.co/3zgukzomWv— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) January 30, 2016
Ammon Bundy: "This was never meant to be an armed standoff." https://t.co/xifBoSULSW— OPB News (@OPBnews) January 30, 2016
Sean Anderson, a member of the Wisconsin Militia, sounded off about how he was going to kill FBI members and it was all caught on video. But now he is afraid to leave because he doesn't want to be arrested for conspiracy like the rest of them. All four want to be "pardoned" and walk free because they were "left behind."
Isolation, rejection and a friendship with Finicum led to David Fry as 1 of the last militants #Oregonstandoff https://t.co/vZnNgyUS2B— Ryan Haas (@ryanjhaas) January 31, 2016
Meanwhile other militia types are distancing themselves
from the Bundy Gang.