PORTLAND, Ore. – The Latest on federal criminal charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy (all times local):
Federal prosecutors are calling Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy "lawless and violent" and telling a U.S. judge in Oregon that he shouldn't be freed from jail ahead of trial.
A 34-page document filed Tuesday before Bundy appears for a detention hearing in Portland says the 69-year-old should stay behind bars because he doesn't recognize federal authority.
His charges stem from an armed 2014 standoff with federal officials trying to round up cattle grazing illegally near his ranch in Nevada.
Bundy was arrested in Oregon last week when he arrived to support his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who are accused of leading a weekslong occupation at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The brothers are jailed.
It's unclear who will represent Cliven Bundy. He has asked for a court-appointed attorney last week, but a judge said she wanted to see financial documents first.
A Nevada rancher is returning to court to seek his release from jail in Oregon, where he went to support the armed occupation of a national wildlife preserve.
Cliven Bundy has a detention hearing set for Tuesday, when a federal judge will decide whether to allow him to go home as he awaits trial. Prosecutors said last week that he should stay behind bars because they didn't expect him to show up for future court dates.
Bundy was arrested in Portland last week on charges stemming from a 2014 armed standoff that forced federal officials to release cattle being rounded up near his Nevada ranch.
The 69-year-old came to Oregon to support the weekslong occupation at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge launched by his now-jailed sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy.