CONCORD, N.H. – A New Hampshire man has been arrested for his role in a standoff by Nevada ranchers opposed to federal control of public lands.
Gerald DeLemus, of Rochester, has been named as a "mid-level leader" and organizer of a conspiracy to recruit, organize, train and provide support to armed men and other followers of rancher Cliven Bundy.
Bundy was arrested last month on charges stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal officials in Nevada who were rounding up Bundy's cattle over unpaid grazing fees.
DeLemus was arrested Thursday and is due to appear federal court in Concord on Thursday afternoon.
The indictment also names Bundy and four others. It says DeLemus "organized and led armed patrols and security checkpoints."
Calls to DeLemus' court-appointed attorney and his wife, a state representative, were not immediately returned.