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Police: Man headed for Burns standoff arrested for DUII, resisting arrest

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Joseph Stetson previous mugshots from 2009, 2013, and 2015.  (Photos: Washington County Sheriff's Office) Joseph Stetson previous mugshots from 2009, 2013, and 2015. (Photos: Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Image from OSP body cam. (Courtesy: Oregon State Police) Image from OSP body cam. (Courtesy: Oregon State Police)
HARNEY COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon State Police said an armed man made death threats towards officers after being arrested for DUII.

On Monday around 11:45 a.m., the Harney County Sheriff's Office received a report of an armed man at the Hines Market who made comments he wanted to "join the militia at the refuge and help with killing federal agents".

OSP responded and talked to the man, Joseph A Stetson, 54, of Woodburn. While talking with Stetson, officers saw that he was armed with a handgun, which turned out to be a pellet gun in a belt holster.

According to OSP, Stetson told troopers he was intending on being the personal guard for the Bundy's.

Police said they believed Stetson was impaired and they arrested him for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

During his arrest, Stetson made death threats towards the officers and resisted arrested. After being place in the patrol vehicle, Stetson kicked a door, damaging it.

Stetson was taken to Harney County Jail for DUII and resisting arrest.

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