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Ammon Bundy won’t wear mask in courthouse so judge has him arrested for failure to appear




According to Ada County Sheriff’s spokesman Patrick Orr, the Idaho Supreme Court has a masked warrant for anyone entering court, but when Bundy appeared Monday morning for the first day of trial with a jury, he would not take any and was denied entry.

Magistrate Judge David Manweiler then issued an order not to appear, a misdemeanor.

Ory said Bundy was arrested and taken to Ada County Jail, where he is being held on $ 10,000 bail.

CNN contacted Bundy for comment, but did not get an immediate response. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

Bundy faces charges of felony counts of rape and resisting arrest related to the August incident at the Idaho State House. He was arrested for refusing to leave the Capitol in Boise during a special session of the legislature.

“Soldiers were forced to physically remove Bundy from the Senate Gallery,” police said at the time.

Bundy and others were at the Capitol demanding an end to the state of emergency.

He made national news in 2016 when he directed one armed occupation of federal lands in Oregon. The acquisition of a wildlife refuge headquarters took 41 days.
Ammon Bundy, 6 more acquitted in trial for confrontation in Oregon
There was a man in the group, LaVoy Finicum shot and murdered during a attempted traffic attempt weeks after occupation. Bundy was among several people arrested.

He and others were charged by a grand federal jury, but were acquitted of firearms charges and conspiracy to detain federal workers.

Bundy is the son of a Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who in 2014 participated in an armed confrontation with the Federal Office of Territorial Administration over the grazing rights of their livestock.