BOISE, Idaho — Ammon Bundy has, once again, been arrested.
A bench warrant was issued for Bundy on Monday after he failed to appear in an Ada County court for a jury trial on two misdemeanor charges, according to online court records. A misdemeanor charge of failing to appear was added to Bundy’s court docket Monday morning.
According to text messages distributed by Bundy’s organization, People’s Rights, Bundy refused to wear a mask for the court hearing. Masks are mandated in all Ada County buildings, including the county courthouse, according to the county’s website. The city of Boise, where the courthouse is located, also has a mask mandate.
Patrick Orr, a spokesperson for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, told the Statesman that Bundy was arrested at the courthouse. Bundy was later booked into the Ada County jail, where he was being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
The trial was slated to begin Monday, but with Bundy’s failure to appear, the case is now pending.
Bundy was set to go to trial on two charges — trespassing and resisting or obstructing officers — in connection with the first of his two arrests at the Idaho Statehouse in August as the Legislature met for a special session.
An Emmett resident, Bundy is known for his anti-government views and for the 2016 armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon that left one dead.
Court records show Bundy’s other case regarding his Capitol arrests was dismissed during a status conference Thursday. Those charges consisted of the same misdemeanor charges, trespassing and resisting or obstructing officers. That case was filed after his second arrest at the Statehouse, where Idaho State Police troopers were seen carrying him out of the Senate Gallery.
Bundy was banned on Aug. 26 from the Capitol for a year. He again caused a stir after a high school football game in Caldwell was shut down after he refused to wear a mask.