Bundy militant Blaine Cooper charged in connection with standoff at Nevada ranch
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U.S. authorities have charged three more men with participating in a high-profile 2014 standoff between armed protesters and federal agents at a Nevada ranch.

One of the defendants, New Hampshire resident Jerry DeLemus, has headed a veterans' group formed by the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump.

Two Arizona men, Blaine Cooper and Brian Cavalier, were also named in a new indictment unsealed in the case of Cliven Bundy, whose ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada, was the site of the confrontation.

At least eight people have now been indicted in the case, including Bundy and two of his sons, according to court records. Another son, Ammon, helped lead the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year.

In addition, the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper reported that another of Cliven Bundy’s sons, David Bundy, had been taken into custody in the town of Delta, Utah, some 100 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The paper cited his wife, Marylynn Bundy.

Reuters could not confirm that report.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax in New York and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by David Gregorio)