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Three members of buffalo advocate group arrested at Stephens Creek

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Updated 5:30 p.m. MST, March 7, 2018

Cody Cyson and Thomas Brown were arraigned Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC).

The BFC reports that Cyson and Brown have been charged with violating a closure and interfering with a government operation. Both charges are misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail and a possible $5,000 fine.

Cyson, Brown, and Hannah Ponder, a third Wild Buffalo Defense member arrested Tuesday, are due back in court on Monday.

BOZEMAN - Three people have been arrested after chaining themselves to a bison chute in Stephens Creek.

According to the Wild Buffalo Defense's Facebook page, the three people arrested were a part of their group.

This group says that their mission is to see bison roam free on the wild plains.

According to the Facebook post, two men were arrested at Stephens Creek around 12:30.

The third person was a woman who was arrested later outside of the facility.

The three are being held at the Yellowstone Justice Center and will be arraigned Wednesday.

According to a press release sent out by another buffalo advocate group, the Buffalo Field Campaign, the two men have been identified as Cody Cyson and Thomas Brown.

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