Tea Party activist and husband of New Hampshire state Rep. Susan DeLemus’ husband Jerry DeLemus was arrested Friday morning in a FBI home raid in connection with the 2014 Cliven Bundy standoff in Nevada.
Officials confirmed that DeLemus was arrested in a home raid by the federal investigative agency on a total of nine charges related to his participation in the years-old standoff with officers at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch.
According to the FBI, DeLemus ran the makeshift “militia” of conservatives to protect the Nevada ranch. Some of the men used by DeLemus were allegedly armed with handguns and rifles.
New Hampshire GOP Chair Jack Kimball reported, “She [Rep. DeLemus] said that the FBI just rolled up with lots of vehicles and Agents who were in tactical gear. They forced their way into Jerry DeLemus and Sue’s condo with weapons drawn and arrested Jerry and took him away.”
Calling DeLemus a ‘good and Patriotic Marine,’ Kimball said that he considered the arrest unfair. He stressed that a good and Patriotic Marine was being prosecuted by the federal agency for standing up for Liberty.
The list of charges against DeLemus includes conspiracy to commit an offense against the nation, threatening a law enforcement officer, attempting to impede/injure a federal law enforcement officer and obstruction of justice in addition to multiple firearms charges.