Red Fawn has accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement. On January 22, 2018 her change of plea was accepted by the judge.
Under the agreement, the Discharge of a Firearm charge will be dismissed and prosecutors will recommend a sentence of no more than seven years in prison on the remaining two charges, although the judge does have the authority to go as high as 10 years. There is no minimum sentence.
Sentencing has been set for May 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM in Bismarck federal court before Chief Judge Daniel Hovland.
As of January 30, 2018, Red Fawn has been moved to Heart of America Correctional Center in Rugby, ND. A motion to release her to a halfway house as she awaits sentencing was denied on February 2, 2018. Information on how to write to her is here.
To learn more about Red Fawn and how to support her, please visit her Support Committee website here. You can also make a financial contribution to the legal defense for Red Fawn and the other Water Protectors facing federal charges here.
Case No. 1:17-CR-00016-DLH
Molly Armour, Jessie Cook and Bruce Ellison
Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon
Discharge of a Firearm in Relation to a Felony Crime of Violence
Red Fawn Fallis Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement (January 16, 2018)
Government Withholding Key Evidence in Standing Rock Federal Prosecution: Revolver Belonged to a Paid Government Informant (December 14, 2017)
Defense Motion for Release from Custody (January 23, 2018)
Judge Hovland’s Order re Motion to Compel (January 10, 2018)
Judge Hovland’s Order re Motions in Limine (January 10, 2018)
Judge Hovland’s Order Denying Motion to Continue Trial (January 2, 2018)
Defense Reply re Motion to Compel Discovery (December 29, 2017)
Defense Motion for Continuance of Trial (December 27, 2017)
Government Response to Motion to Compel Discovery (December 20, 2017)
Judge Hovland’s Order Denying Motions to Suppress (December 22, 2017)
Defense Post-Hearing Memorandum in Support of Motion to Suppress (December 20, 2017)
Defense Motion to Compel Discovery (December 13, 2017)
Defense Motion to Suppress (October 23, 2017)
Defense Memorandum in Support of Motion to Suppress (October 23, 2017)
Judge Hovland’s Order Granting Change of Venue (September 13, 2017)
Defense Reply in Support of Change of Venue (August 11, 2017)
Defense Memorandum in Support of a Change of Venue (June 16, 2017)