Local Man Prosecuted for Part in Wildlife Occupation
Irrigon man Duane Ehmer took part in the 41-day armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and will stand trial for his role in February.
A federal jury delivered its verdicts against seven other defendants charged with conspiracy, possession of firearms on federal property, and theft during the occupation.
Ehmer and co-defendants will stand trial beginning Feb. 14, 2017.
Prosecutors tried repeatedly (and failed) to delay the case for two months. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown dismissed that motion.