At the Rural Caucus event, Sheriff Marty Gleave of Piute County stated that he told the U.S. Forest Service he would use his deputies to drive cattle for a permittee to their allotment if they didn’t allow the rancher to do so. Additionally, the January Piute County Commission meeting minutesindicate that Gleave threatened USFS officials with arrest if they took action to impound the cattle of an out-of-permit-compliance rancher.
In a radio interview last August, Finicum described how he, Cliven, and Piute County rancher Stanton Gleave made a pact to come to each other’s aid. Appearing to make good, Gleave is one who signed MacFarlane’s pledge in Cedar City.
As with Sheriff Gleave, Stanton was also a speaker at the Rural Caucus on February 12th, waving a Skousen Pocket Constitution and saying, “They tell me there’s no law above that Sheriff of the County … so it’s very important we back the Sheriff. He can protect us and deputize every man and woman in the county if he has to.”
PIUTE COUNTY, Utah — It’s the second smallest county by population in Utah, but Piute County is making a lot of noise in the Western Land Movement these days.
Longtime rancher Stanton Gleave is at the center of a conflict that includes the County Sheriff on one side and the U.S. Forest Service on the other. Gleave wore his cowboy hat and held up a pocket edition of the U.S. Constitution as he spoke with the Rural Caucus of the Utah State legislature on Feb. 12.
“These federal people have no right to be here if you follow (the Constitution),” Gleave said.
The Piute County Sheriff, Marty Gleave, (We’re told Marty is Stanton’s nephew) also talked with the Rural Caucus.
“We’re not taking no more cuts on the Mountain. I’ll deputize every man, woman and child in the county to stop what’s going on,” Sheriff Gleave said, referring to Monroe Mountain, where the Forest Service has taken grazing permits from Stanton Gleave and another rancher, Keith Anderton.
The Forest Service is working to revitalize aspen growth on Monroe Mountain. Seventy-four percent of the land in Piute County is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. Listen to Piute County Sheriff, Marty Gleave below: