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Dakota Access protester who fired gun to remain jailed

By BLAKE NICHOLSON
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a Denver woman to remain jailed in North Dakota while she awaits sentencing for shooting at law officers during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland refused to grant a request by 38-year-old Red Fawn Fallis to be returned to a Fargo halfway house from which she went missing for an entire day last month.

Hovland cited a "lack of candor" by Fallis, saying she thwarted efforts to find her and refused to answer questions about her whereabouts.

Fallis' attorneys had argued that aside from the one slip-up, Fallis had been an "exemplary" resident at the halfway house for three months.

Fallis pleaded guilty Jan. 22 to civil disorder and a weapons charge. Her sentencing is set for May 31.

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