Nevada rancher's son gets prison for 2013 felony convictions

AP News
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 1:49 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An adult son of southern Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy has been sentenced to state prison for violating probation on two felony convictions dating to 2013.

Cliven Lance Bundy blamed missed court dates and a failure to complete a one-year court-run drug diversion program on an addiction to pain medications and heroin.

Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth told the 35-year-old Bundy that he's out of second chances.

Bundy goes by the name Lance. He was sentenced to two to eight years in prison for his guilty pleas to felony burglary and weapon theft charges.

Bundy's father, Cliven Bundy, became a symbol for resisting authority after armed supporters faced off with federal agents last April to end a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup.