Woman charged with attempted murder for firing handgun at law enforcement during DAPL protest

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MANDAN, N.D. (KFYR-TV) - A 37-year-old woman from Denver has been charged with attempted murder after law enforcement says she fired three shots at officers.

A court affidavit says that while authorities were trying to arrest Redfawn Fallis during the protests on October 27, she pulled a gun and shot at them multiple times. The affidavit says that after a brief struggle officers were able to get the gun out of her hand and handcuff her.

During a pat down police also say that she had a small amount of marijuana and brass knuckles.

Fallis has also been charged with preventing arrest, carrying a concealed firearm or weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

She has been arrested twice already during the protest for illegal protest activities and has prior charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

The attempted murder charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $20,000.