Via Daily Mail:
The Oregon ranchers bound for prison on Monday have rejected the support of militiamen who are occupying the headquarters of a national wildlife refuge to protest for their release.
Dwight Hammond Jr, 73, and his son Steven Hammond, 46, are at the center of a dispute over grazing rights after starting fires to stop invasive plants from growing on their land in 2001 and 2006.
Despite serving jail time for arson three years ago a judge has ruled their initial sentences were insufficient.
But the father and son insist they plan to comply with law enforcement – and insist the armed demonstrators are nothing to do with them.
As many as 150 people led by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s two sons took over the Malheur National Wildlife building in Princeton, Oregon, on Saturday and vowed to stay there ‘for years’.
‘Neither Ammon Bundy nor anyone within his group/organization speak for the Hammond Family,’ the Hammonds’ lawyer W. Alan Schroeder wrote to Sheriff David Ward, according to CBS.