Mar 8, 2016 4:12 PM

Federal judge orders DeLemus held pending trial, rejects bail request for man accused in Nevada standoff

CONCORD - Gerald "Jerry" DeLemus, arrested in connection with a 2014 standoff with federal agents in Nevada, will not be freed on bail after a federal court judge ordered him held until trial.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea K. Johnstone issued the order Tuesday. DeLemus will remain in custody and will be taken to Nevada by U.S. marshals to face the charges there.

DeLemus faces multiple federal charges in connection with his involvement with Cliven Bundy, who was fighting with federal authorities over their impounding of his cattle, which he'd allowed to graze on public lands without permits.

DeLemus had argued he is a Marine veteran, married and a long-time resident of New Hampshire with no criminal history. But the judge found that based on statements recorded in interviews and videos, he remains a danger to federal officers.

"Importantly, the defendant has demonstrated a willingness to use lethal force against federal officers, and recruit others to participate, without regard to lawful court orders," she wrote.

She also objected to his request that he be released based on his "word," without any conditions that would "reasonably assure the safety of the community."


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