Date: December 5, 2016

Agency: Morton County Sheriff's Department

Contact: Morton County PIO (701) 426-1587 or (701) 595-3596

Mandan, N.D. – This morning, Morton County Law Enforcement arrested and charged an individual with criminal trespass after he failed to heed commands to go back south of the Backwater Bridge, bringing the arrest total to 566 since August 10.

As Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney explains in this video, the individual seemed to be trying to find the Law Enforcement operations base and this is the type of action that shows a defiance to Law Enforcement’s good faith effort of moving north to de-escalate the conflict.

“This is the kind of stuff that re-escalates things, and then he brings the attitude right along with it,” Laney said.

See the video here.