The Bundy Sniper Was Finally Arrested

Eric Parker, the man pictured above aiming his rifle at Bureau of Land Management agents, was finally arrested last night along with more than a dozen other men who've now been indicted for taking up arms against the government in 2014.

Among other things, Parker and his cohorts have been charged with conspiracy to injure a federal officer, assault on a federal officer, and threatening a federal law enforcement officer.

Here's a list of those who've been indicted via TPM

Melvin D. Bundy, 41, of Round Mountain, Nevada

David H. Bundy, 39, of Delta, Utah

Brian D. Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville

Blaine Cooper, 36, of Humboldt, Arizona

Gerald A. DeLemus, 61, of Rochester, New Hampshire

Eric J. Parker, 32, of Hailey, Idaho

O. Scott Drexler, 44, of Challis, Idaho

Richard R. Lovelien, 52, of Westville, Oklahoma

Steven A. Stewart, 36, of Hailey

Todd C. Engel, 48, of Boundary County, Idaho

Gregory P. Burleson, 52, of Phoenix

Joseph D. O’Shaughnessy, 43, of Cottonwood, Arizona

Micah L. McGuire, 31, of Chandler, Arizona

Jason D. Woods, 30, of Chandler, Arizona

Parker and four of the above men were arrested in Boundary County, Idaho last night.

Parker, 32, and Steve Arthur Stewart, 36, both of Hailey, O. Scott Drexler, 44, of Challis and Todd Engel, 48, of Boundary County were taken into custody on charges stemming from the standoff when federal officials tried rounding up cattle that belonged to rancher Cliven Bundy, U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson said. [...]

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Whatcott wrote in a court filing that Parker “embraced his new-found fame” and became one of the most recognizable figures outside the Bundy family members who participated in the siege. Parker frequently changed his Facebook profile photo to show images of himself pointing his assault rifle at law enforcement officers on April 12, 2014.

Not too bright.

I have to admit I was among those who thought federal authorities should have responded more immediately and forcefully to this insurrection, but letting the men resume their daily lives and boast of their conquest while further incriminating themselves clearly paid off.

The Man did come around.

  • swift_4

    I started reading the list of people and it kind of started to look like this:

    White Guy, middle-aged, of Whitesville…White Guy, middle-aged, of Whitesville…White Guy, middle-aged, of Whitesville…White Guy, middle-aged, of Whitesville…

  • muselet

    These are not intelligent people. First, they rushed to the defense of a moocher, then they aimed firearms at federal officers, then they bragged about doing so.

    They deserve two things: long prison sentences and to be forgotten.


  • Villemar

    +9999999 Bonus points (in addition to the sweet, sweet schadenfreude) for reminding me of that awesome song. I went to comment of that YouTube video, but it didn’t post for some reason. So, if you’ll indulge me for this complete non-sequitor…but this is what I intended to post there:

    I normally hate comments that say “X brought me here.” Maybe I’m an
    elitist because I feel like I discovered this or that song on my own,
    just from pure love of music. But I’m changing my tune on that…whatever
    brings you to great music is allright in my book.

    So let this be my first “X brought me” post: The season one finale of “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” brought me here. I’ll never hear this song without associating it with that jaw dropping sequence again. And that’s a good thing.

  • Ceoltoir

    Forget that President Obama plays the long game at your own peril.

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    Is this not one of Obama’s finest moments? He managed to stem 2 insurrections with almost no shots fired and still bring everyone to justice. He gave no fodder to those who want to die in a blaze of glory and start some redneck revolution. I hope he now leans on the Justice Dept to go after every scrap of assets these fools have. How poetic it be to have the Bundy Ranch turned into a nature preserve! Maybe Obama could build his presidential library there!

    • JMAshby

      I believe the current number of people indicted stands at 34 and there will probably be more once they start spilling their guts in exchange for a deal. Everyone who participated in the 2014 standoff could be charged.

  • Username1016

    Every single one of them old enough to know better. They live in a grade-schooler’s fantasy world.

  • Draxiar

    BWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good luck shmucks!