Cliven Bundy’s son sentenced to prison for violating probation: ‘I made a big mistake’
The son of Nevada scofflaw Cliven Bundy has been sentenced to two to eight years in state prison for violating his probation, according to the Associated Press.
Cliven Lance Bundy, 35, said he missed court dates and dropped out of a one-year drug diversion program because of his addiction to pain medications and heroin.
“I made a big mistake by getting involved with opiates,” Bundy said. “I apologize for not coming in and reporting. Like an idiot, I didn’t do that because of my drug problem.”
Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth told Bundy that he’s out of second chances, the Associated Press reported.
Bundy pleaded guilty in February 2013 to felony burglary and weapon theft charges, but remained out of prison while enrolled in the drug diversion program.
Bundy’s father, Cliven Bundy, made national headlines last year after a showdown with federal agents over cattle grazing fees.
Another Bundy child, Ryan Bundy, was arrested in Utah in last month after an alleged courthouse brawl with deputies.