PORTLAND, Ore. – The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):
The leader of the armed standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge and nine of his followers are due back in court.
Ammon Bundy and the others are scheduled for hearings in federal court Wednesday afternoon. They all face a felony conspiracy charge, accused of using intimidation to prevent federal officers from doing their work at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The maximum penalty is six years in prison.
Another person arrested in the case is in an Arizona jail.
The occupation began Jan. 2, with Bundy and others demanding the federal government turn public lands over to local control. While most of the activists have been arrested, four holdouts remain.
During the preliminary hearings Wednesday, prosecutors are expected to offer evidence to establish probable cause for the arrests.