Arrest warrant issued for Ammon Bundy by Ada County judge

Bundy failed to appear for contempt hearing on Monday
Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, speaks to reporters during a news...
Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, speaks to reporters during a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, near Burns, Ore. With the takeover entering its fourth day Wednesday, authorities had not removed the group of roughly 20 people from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon's high desert country. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)(Rick Bowmer | AP)
Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 4:49 PM MST
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BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The legal woes for Ammon Bundy continue as an Ada County Judge has issued a warrant for his arrest after Bundy fails to show up for a mandatory hearing today.

The hearing is related to the contempt charges against Bundy in the St. Luke’s defamation case that wrapped up in July, where a jury awarded St. Lukes and other plaintiffs $52.5 million in damages, to which Bundy and his associate Diego Rodriguez have been ordered to pay.

Bundy and his associates led protests at St. Luke’s locations in Boise and Meridian back in March of 2022 over a child welfare case involving Rodriguez’s 10-month-old grandchild.

Fourth District Judge Nancy Baskin set Monday for Bundys arraignment on additional contempt charges, as well as the first day of trial for the original contempt charges.

With Bundy being a no-show in court in Ada County, court documents show that a Baskin issued a warrant for his arrest with bail set at $250,000, and that he has already forfeited his $10,000 bond from August 2023 out of Gem County. That case is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on April 15, 2024.