LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was arrested Monday.
Cliven Lance Bundy, 34, was arrested on a warrant issued in July for failing to appear before a judge who oversees a drug diversion program, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. He faces charges related to contempt of court and parole violations. The arrest took place without incident.
KTNV reports Cliven Lance Bundy told the Associated Press he missed the appearance due to undergoing surgery the same day, and that he was trying to get his program counselor to help with the warrant. He has been attending a counseling program for an addiction to opiate pain killers.
The man’s father, Bunkerville, Nevada, rancher Cliven Bundy, made national and international headlines for the standoff between his supporters and agents of the Bureau of Land Management in April.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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