Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 62° Clear
News >  Spokane

Woman seeks release before pipeline protest shooting trial

This Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access pipeline under construction near St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. A tax imposed on oil-by-pipeline was imposed by the Legislature this year; voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on the tax by an advisory vote in November. (Tom Stromme / AP)
This Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access pipeline under construction near St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. A tax imposed on oil-by-pipeline was imposed by the Legislature this year; voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on the tax by an advisory vote in November. (Tom Stromme / AP)
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. – A woman accused of shooting at law officers during a protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants to get out of jail before her trial next month.

An attorney for 38-year-old Red Fawn Fallis argues releasing Fallis from jail to a halfway house would facilitate communication.

Attorney Bruce Ellison told The Bismarck Tribune that a noncustodial setting would allow him and Fallis to “better go through videos, pictures and have open discussion.”

But Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler argues Fallis remains a flight risk.

Prosecutors allege that Fallis, who is from Denver, fired a gun three times at officers during an operation to force pipeline protesters off private land in October. Fallis has pleaded not guilty.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland has not yet ruled on the request.

Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam@spokesman.com