Little Feather has accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement. On February 8, 2018 his change of plea was accepted by the judge.
Under the agreement, the Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense charge will be dismissed and prosecutors and defense will jointly recommend a sentence of three years in prison for the Civil Disorder charge, although the judge does have the authority to go as high as 5 years.
Sentencing has been set for May 30, 2018 at 1:30 PM in Bismarck federal court before Chief Judge Daniel Hovland.
Little Feather has been incarcerated since March 9, 2017. He is being held at Heart of America Correctional Center in Rugby, ND. Information on how to write to him is here.
You can also make a financial contribution to the legal defense for Little Feather and the other Water Protectors facing federal charges here.
Case No: 1:17-CR-00031-DLH
Peter Schoenburg and Timothy R. Lohraff
Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense
Little Feather Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement (February 4, 2018)
Defense Objection to Order re Motion to Search and Disclose Evidence (January 25, 2018)
Judge Miller Order re Motion to Search and Disclose Evidence (January 11, 2018)
Judge Miller Order re Motion to Compel Discovery (December 18, 2017)
Defense Motion to Search and Disclose Evidence (November 27, 2017)
Judge Hovland Order Denying Change of Venue (November 3, 2017)
Exhibit A to Memorandum in Support of Change of Venue (October 12, 2017)
Defense Memorandum in Support of Change of Venue (October 11, 2017)
Defense Motion for a Change of Venue (October 11, 2017)
Defense Memorandum in Support of Motion to Compel Discovery (September 6, 2017)
Defense Motion to Compel Discovery (September 6, 2017)