Ottawa Citizen



A former southern Oregon property owner has been charged with assault on a federal officer after authoritie­s say an FBI agent sent to the property was shot from a boobytrapp­ed wheelchair.

Officers found traps throughout the property from spike strips to a circular hot tub turned on its side and rigged to roll over anyone who triggered a tripwire.

Inside the home a wheelchair outfitted with a fishing line, shotgun ammunition and other items got pushed and triggered the explosion that wounded the agent, according to court documents.

Authoritie­s said the weapons were created by Gregory Rodvelt, above, who was forced to forfeit his property as part of an elder abuse case involving his mother.

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