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The FBI took three additional militants into custody Wednesday, as occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge began to trickle away from the site they have held for 26 days, and as the militants arrested Tuesday faced indictment in federal court.

Duane Leo Ehmer of Irrigon, the the first Oregon resident to face charges since the standoff between occupiers and the FBI escalated earlier this week, turned himself in at a checkpoint outside the refuge, as did Dylan Wade Anderson of Provo, Utah, and Jason Patrick of Bonaire, Georgia, police said.

The Multnomah and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Offices

The federal government outlined its case Wednesday against Ammon Bundy and other militants charged with occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge.

The criminal complaint against the defendants was unsealed at the start of the proceeding. Many leafed through the complaint at the hearing with their lawyers. Others took them when they left the courtroom, as they returned to locked up.

This March was Portland's wettest month ever, with a record-breaking 7.73 inches of rain. And, records fell throughout most of Washington last month, as well, reports KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.