Girlfriend: Life gone ‘haywire’ after Oregon standoff arrest

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Dwayn Ehmer with the Bundy camp greets the media on this 11th day of the occupation at the Muhleur National Wildlife Refuge just before an expected media briefing

TULALIP RESERVATION, Wash. (AP) — The girlfriend of the youngest man indicted in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge says their lives have gone haywire since his arrest on a Washington state Indian reservation.

Tiff Fryberg says she and 22-year-old Eric Lee Flores were to be married the weekend he was arrested by FBI agents where they were staying on the Tulalip Reservation with their 6-month-old daughter.

The Seattle Times reports ( ) that Flores is in custody awaiting transfer to Portland to make a plea in court.

Darryl William Thorn of Marysville faces the same federal criminal indictment, and he has pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy charge. He’s still in custody. His girlfriend, Christina Wright, reportedly traveled with Thorn and stayed at the refuge.

She says Flores and Thorn had been friends from their involvement in a patriot group.