PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man who participated in the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon has been charged with theft of government property.
A grand jury indictment accuses Scott Willingham of taking government-owned cameras on Jan. 15.
That’s the day occupation spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum removed surveillance cameras installed near Burns. A video of the removal shows Willingham with Finicum.
Willingham told The Oregonian last month he was part of the security team at the refuge.
He said he left after key leaders were arrested Jan. 26 and Finicum was shot to death as he attempted to elude police.
Willingham was arrested on a weapons charge last week in Grant County and said during his arraignment that he expected to be indicted in connection with the occupation.
He was transferred to a Portland jail on Wednesday. He does not yet have an attorney.
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