Rick and Ryin Reese were released on bond yesterday afternoon, a source close to the case confirmed to Gun Rights Examiner last night. The father and son are part of a family of gun dealers 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.
Simultaneously with an order that the defendants would get a new trial after deeming the prosecution had suppressed evidence denying them a fair one, U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Brack ordered the pair released on bond, an order probation officials were unable to comply with due to not having the required ankle monitors. This resulted in their being incarcerated for four days beyond the release order.
Their family picked them up yesterday at 4:41 pm and took them to Texas Roadhouse for dinner, their first real meal in 17 months, Tea Party Patriots of Luna County reported.
“There were lots of hugs and kisses and happy tears,” another observer shared. “What a grand sight: Terri and Rick got to embrace each other after 526 days! What a wonderful reunion!”
As has been the case throughout much of the family’s ordeal, this news is being broken independently of any mainstream media outlets, which, at this writing, have no reports on either the ankle monitor situation or on the father’s and son’s release appearing on Google’s news feed.
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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