FBI AGENT SHOT BY BOOBY-TRAPPED WHEELCHAIR
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.