Ammon Bundy Takes Plea Deal In Idaho Hospital Case

The Idaho Statesman reports:

Ammon Bundy has been convicted of trespassing — again. But this time, Bundy, a far-right leader who unsuccessfully ran for governor, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespassing at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center as part of a plea agreement instead of going to trial. He’s previously gone to trial twice for trespassing charges in 2021 and 2022.

Fourth District Magistrate Judge Annie McDevitt sentenced Bundy to 90 days in jail, but 78 days were suspended, and he was given credit for the remaining 12 days — which means he won’t spend any additional time in jail. McDevitt also sentenced Bundy to a year of unsupervised probation. A term of his probation is that he cannot commit any new crimes.

Boise’s CBS affiliate reports:

Bundy was arrested March 12 and charged with trespassing after he and several other people showed up at St. Luke’s Meridian to protest hospital and police actions related to a child who came to be known as “Baby Cyrus.” Meridian Police had taken the child into custody after his parents didn’t bring the child to a medical appointment and, police said, refused to let officers check on the child’s welfare at their home.

Bundy is among the defendants in a lawsuit brought by St. Luke’s, which also names Diego Rodriguez, who is the grandfather of “Baby Cyrus,” as well as Bundy’s People’s Rights Network, the Freedom Man PAC and Freedom Man Press, LLC. The lawsuit claims that Bundy and the other defendants staged a “coordinated campaign of harassment and intimidation” against St. Luke’s and its employees.