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Felony arrest warrant issued for pipeline protester on horseback

MORTON COUNTY - Authorities have issued a felony arrest warrant for a Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of charging at a police line on horseback.

MORTON COUNTY – Authorities have issued a felony arrest warrant for a Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of charging at a police line on horseback.

Mason Charles Redwing, 19, Fort Thompson, S.D., is charged with terrorizing and reckless endangerment, both Class C felony charges.

A court complaint accuses Redwing of charging his horse within 20 feet of a police line during an incident on Sept. 28 involving protesters who had gathered on private property near Highway 6 in Morton County.

The officer wrote in a court affidavit he feared for his safety and the safety of other police. The officer said he shouted for Redwing to get back and raised his weapon, which was loaded with less-than-lethal beanbag rounds.

Officers have arrested a total of 95 individuals related to Dakota Access protest activities.

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