ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Pipeline protester who inspired rally extradited to Nebraska

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) -- An oil pipeline protester from South Dakota who inspired a rally after she was arrested and jailed in North Dakota has been moved to Nebraska to face another criminal complaint.

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - An oil pipeline protester from South Dakota who inspired a rally after she was arrested and jailed in North Dakota has been moved to Nebraska to face another criminal complaint.

Forty-two-year-old Olowan Martinez was arrested Sept. 13 for criminal trespass during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Earlier this week, about 300 people showed up outside the Morton County Jail in Mandan to appeal for her release. They held up a large sign that read "Free Olowan." Some called out to her in the jail.

The Bismarck Tribune reports the North Dakota arrest triggered a warrant from Nebraska, where Martinez was wanted on charges of making terroristic threats, theft and criminal mischief.

Martinez was released on $10,000 bond after making her initial appearance Thursday in Sheridan County, Nebraska.

Related Topics: DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
What To Read Next
“This is sensationalism at its finest, and it does not deserve to be heard in our state capitol,” Rep. Erin Healy, a Democrat and one of 10 votes against the bill in the 70-person chamber, said.
Members Only
Prior to be sentenced to prison, a Mitchell man blamed the winter weather and slick roads for his DUI charge and said he wouldn't have been pulled over had it not been for the "crazy weather."
Proponents say legislation would prevent land damage; opponents say it would disadvantage non-landowners
Month saw sixth highest overall snowfall of any month