Eldest Bundy son wants hearing to challenge detention status


December 23, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The eldest son of jailed Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy asked again Friday for a chance to argue that he's no threat to others and wouldn't skip town if he's released from custody ahead of his trial on charges stemming from an armed standoff with federal agents at his family's ranch.

"They are holding me, and have been holding me, for almost a year based on lies," Ryan Bundy told U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr.

"The truth will set me free," the defendant said — in an apparent echo of a biblical passage.

Foley said he'll make a written decision soon but didn't say...

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