Refuge Occupation Suspect Appears in St. George Court Represented by Aric Cramer

Refuge Occupation Suspect Appears in St. George Court Represented by Aric Cramer

An Arizona man accused of playing a role in the occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge was quiet Friday as he sat in St. George’s federal court, displaying a reserve not as evident among demonstrators who vowed to give their lives if necessary to “throw off the overlordship of the federal government” during a 41-day armed standoff.

Blaine Cooper, 36, of Humboldt, appeared in court to answer a charge of conspiring to impede federal officers. He acknowledged that he is the suspect named by federal authorities and informed the court through defense attorney Aric Cramer that he will reserve any challenges until he is sent to Oregon.

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