Rick and Ryin Reese, gun dealers ordered to be released on bond by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Friday, have still not been allowed to go home, a source close to the case informed Gun Rights Examiner this evening. The father and son had to spend the weekend behind bars because the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office has still not delivered the ankle monitors required by the bond release order.
Rick and Ryin Reese are the last two members of a New Mexico gun dealer family jailed for allegedly knowingly selling guns to cartel members, but who were found not guilty on the most serious charges of conspiracy and had money laundering charges against them dismissed. They were convicted on a handful of lesser charges of making false statements on forms, basically under the presumption that they should have know federal agents were lying. Wife Terri was released on bond last year, and son Remington was cleared of all charges.
"It's 5 p.m. Monday and they're still waiting," the source reported. "There are no ankle monitors yet, and the family is hoping U.S. Probation will get it together.
"Rick's paperwork is done but he will not leave the jail without Ry," the source continued, indicating even if the monitoring devices are delivered, there are still procedures to be completed. "Again the father is protecting his son.
"They have faith that it will work out well tomorrow," the source concluded, promising further information when it becomes known and passing along the family's request to "Please continue to keep the prayers coming."
An account has been set up where supporters can contribute to help the Reese family in its ongoing ordeal, and donations can be sent to the Reese Defense Fund, Attention Patricia Arias, First Savings Bank, 520 South Gold, Deming, NM 88030. Additionally, Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition advises they have set up an online donation page at their website.
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