MANDAN, N.D. — 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 (http://bit.ly/2d71mE4) 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.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com