By Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah man prosecutors say was Ammon Bundy’s bodyguard will face a federal conspiracy charge in Oregon.

A judge on Tuesday deemed 32-year-old Wesley Kjar a flight risk, ordering his detention and transfer to Oregon to face a charge of conspiracy to impede officers.

Prosecutors say Kjar was an active participant in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation and was quoted as saying he would stand between Bundy and a bullet.

Defense attorney Spencer Rice says his client made no call to arms, and was only at the refuge a handful of days.

A total of 25 people have been charged in the standoff. They all face the same felony count of conspiracy to interfere with federal workers.



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