- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The youngest occupier from this winter’s takeover of an Oregon bird sanctuary has pleaded guilty.

At the federal courthouse in Portland, 21-year-old Travis Cox admitted Wednesday that he conspired with others to impede federal workers from doing their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Prosecutors will recommend that Cox serve eight months of home detention with credit for time served.

The defendant from Redmond, Oregon, was arrested in Utah in April. He’s the ninth man to plead guilty to conspiracy among the 26 people indicted in the case.

Most of the other defendants - including occupation leader Ammon Bundy - are scheduled to go to trial in September.


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