Law enforcement activity near the former #NoDAPL encampment in North Dakota. Photo: Irina Groushevaia

Red Fawn Fallis enters guilty plea for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident

Red Fawn Fallis, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has pleaded guilty in connection with a non-fatal gun shooting incident during the #NoDAPL protests in North Dakota.

Fallis was accused of firing a gun during a clash with law enforcement on October 27, 2016. No one was injured but authorities had at one point accused her of attempted murder though that charge was eventually dropped in state court.

In federal court on Monday, Fallis pleaded guilty to one count of civil disorder and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. A count of discharge of a firearm will be dismissed under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Fallis is due to be sentenced in the spring, The Bismarck Tribune reported. The plea agreement recommends a sentence of seven years, though it will be up to a judge to decide her punishment.

On Tuesday, Fallis filed a motion to be transferred back to a halfway house in Fargo, where she had been taking General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes. She was moved there last October but was arrested last week for violating a condition of her release, The Associated Press reported.

Fallis admitted to the violation and is promising to "strictly abide by all terms and conditions of pretrial release," according to the motion. She would have to report back to court for sentencing and them imprisoned.

The U.S. Attorney's Office has taken no position on the request, according to the motion.

Read More on the Story:
Fallis to be sentenced in spring (The Bismarck Tribune January 22, 2018)
Red Fawn Fallis pleads guilty in Federal Court Monday (KFYR January 22, 2018)
Red Fawn Fallis takes plea deal (MyNDNow January 22, 2018)
Dakota Access protester pleads guilty in shooting incident (The Associated Press January 22, 2018)
Dakota Access protester accused in shooting arrested (The Associated Press January 19, 2018)

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