Just so you know the mentality of the opposition. . . ~J
Published January 16, 2016
Ammon Bundy’s bodyguard from the early days of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff has been arrested for an outstanding warrant in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to a report from E and E Publishing.
Brian Cavalier, pictured second from left wearing a green scarf, had served as the occasional muscle man for the Bundy family as far back as the 2014 standoff in Nevada when he protected Cliven Bundy at his ranch. During his time in Oregon, Cavalier went by the code name “Fluffy Unicorn” at the refuge.
According to E and E Publishing, local officials would not release details of the Monday arrest, but did confirm that Cavalier was not arrested on federal charges.
Kenneth Medenbach, 62, of Crescent was arrested by Oregon State Police at a grocery store in Burns for investigation of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. It was unclear if he has a lawyer. Medenbach is already facing charges in U.S. District Court in Medford after authorities said he illegally camped on federal land between May and November last year, according to federal court records.
Authorities also say they recovered a second stolen vehicle from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge but provided no other details. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service previously reported the vehicles had been stolen.
BURNS – Oregon State Police on Friday arrested one of the protesters occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after he drove into town, accusing him of having a stolen vehicle.
The man was identified as Kenneth Medenbach, 62, of Crescent. He was arrested on suspicion of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison. He was to be booked into the Deschutes County Jail in Bend with bail set at $10,000, officials said.