PORTLAND, Ore. (INTELLIHUB) — John Ritzheimer, 32, one of the men who occupied the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in protest of the Hammonds imprisonment after the Hammonds were charged for setting fire to government land for a second time has been cleared by an Oregon judge to go back home to Arizona under a GPS monitoring agreement, despite the fact that Ritzheimer has been reported to be unstable and might even suffer from PTSD from his 11-year term Ritzheimer served in the Marine Corps..
Ritzheimer has already pleaded “not guilty” to conspiracy charges related to the physical takeover of a federal building in January.
“The judge ordered Ritzheimer’s release pending trial with a host of conditions, including that he remain at his Arizona home with restrictions on travel, not use any alcohol, marijuana or narcotic except one prescribed by a certified doctor and be subject to urine tests,” reported OregonLive.com.
Additionally, radio talk show host Peter Santilli is being transferred to the “District of Nevada” for trial, surrounding the original Bundy Ranch standoff which took place back in 2014.
It was also reported that one of the armed occupiers, Scott A. Willingham, 49, who was running security at the refuge, was taken into police custody in Mt. Vernon Wednesday, for threatening law enforcement officials and is being held on a reported “$35,000 bail.”
Rancher Cliven Bundy was denied release from jail Thursday after the judge said, “I do not believe, Mr. Bundy, that you will comply with my court orders any more than you have complied with previous court orders.”
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