Colorado woman charged with attempted murder at DAPL protest now facing federal charges

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A Colorado woman facing state charges of attempted murder for shots fired at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest is now facing federal charges instead.

Thirty-seven-year-old Red Fawn Fallis is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Fallis answered to those charges in court Monday, and she'll return to court next month.

The Public Defender's Office says the mandatory maximum sentence if convicted is 10 years in prison.

Authorities say Fallis pulled out a gun and shot in the direction of officers as they were arresting her in October.