Trial to begin in Medford for man charged in Burns occupation

medenbachMedford, Ore. — A Crescent, Oregon man facing federal charges in connection with the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is going to trial in Medford.

Kenneth Medenbach was out on bail for an illegal camping charge when he was arrested in Burns on January 15th. Police say he stole a government vehicle and took it to a local grocery store to stock up on supplies for the occupation.

Part of his terms of release were that he would not occupy federal land or commit any crimes.

His trial is set to begin April 5th and is expected to last 2 days.


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