**Article updated August 14, 2023 at 11:20 A.M. MT**
Ammon Bundy is out of jail and home today after posting bail very early this morning.
Idaho Dispatch reported Bundy’s arrest by the Gem County Sheriff’s office on Friday evening: Breaking News: Ammon Bundy Arrested on Contempt of Court Warrant – Idaho Dispatch
According to the iCourt Portal earlier today, Idaho Third Judicial District Judge Brent L. Whiting will preside over a hearing on Monday for three items relating to Temporary Orders on his docket in this case:
- A Memorandum in Support of Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Injunction
- An Affidavit Declaration of Erik Stidham in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Injunction
- Lis Pendens – a legal term that means a pending legal action, or a formal notice of a pending legal action.
Idaho Dispatch was able to screenshot an image of the details of the scheduled hearing earlier, but after about 4:30 Mountain Time today, the iCourt Portal appears to be non-functional.
At 4pm MT Sunday we captured this information:
By 5:47pm MT Sunday, the same search showed this result:
Monday’s hearing on the Motion for Temporary Orders is in the courtroom of District Court Judge Whiting at 1:30pm in the Canyon County Courthouse: 1115 Albany St. Caldwell, ID 83605.
The Canyon County Courthouse also serves as the District Courthouse. The Third Judicial District of Idaho serves the people of Adams, Washington, Gem, Payette, Canyon, and Owhyee Counties.
According to this press release on the webpage for the Governor’s Office, Whiting is one of two Judges in the Third Judicial District appointed by Governor Brad Little in 2021.
In attempting to find the case number or any other details related to the hearing scheduled for Monday, it appears that the Court schedule is not available to be viewed until Monday morning at 6am Mountain Time at this link: Daily Court Schedule (canyonco.org)
Bundy spoke to the Idaho Dispatch Sunday evening. Although he was held in jail from Friday night until Sunday morning, he was not served a court summons or in any way informed of the Monday hearing. He told the Dispatch,
“I guess St. Luke’s just sued my wife and the people who bought my home in District court. None of us have been given notice. Not surprised. I wonder if this means that I will have another warrant for my arrest when they are done. Maybe this time Sheriff Donnie Wunder will arrest me at church instead of the Emmett High football team dinner like he did two days ago. How a civil case goes from a lawsuit to arrest warrants is beyond me.”
KTVB shared an image of court documents in this matter, but there is no case number showing on the picture they displayed. Page one shows where the case number should be listed, but the number is missing. See their image here:
This article will be updated when readable, complete court documents can be obtained.
The case number is CV23-23-0551. Idaho Dispatch obtained this new information this morning. The new court documents name Ammon Bundy and Ammon Bundy for Governor as well as Lisa Bundy and White Barn Enterprises LLC as defendants in a lawsuit filed by St. Luke’s Health System, Chris Roth, Natasha Erickson, and Tracy Jungman.
Idaho Dispatch has also learned that attorney Robert Faucher of Holland and Hart has joined counsel Erik Stidham in representing St. Luke’s et. al. in this case. https://www.hollandhart.com/rfaucher
*Article Update* August 14 at 11:09am:
New information is showing that the hearing will be held in the Gem County Courthouse.
The links to watch the hearing live online can be found here;
Article feature image courtesy of Livingnewdeal.org
Tags: Ammon Bundy, Baby Cyrus, Canyon County, Diego Rodriguez, Donnie Wunder, Erik Stidham, Gem County, Governor Brad Little, Idaho Third Judicial District, Judge Brent Whiting, KTVB, St. Lukes