Date: September 7, 2016

Agency: Morton County Sheriff's Department

Contact: Morton County PIO (701) 426-1587

Mandan, N.D. - Morton County State's Attorney's office has filed complaints for Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka. Stein and Baraka are charged with Criminal Trespass and Criminal Mischief, both Class B Misdemeanors.

On September 6th, in Morton County, Stein and Baraka entered private property posted against trespassers and spray-painted graffiti on a Caterpillar bulldozer belonging to another.

Warrants of Arrest have been issued for both Ajamu Baraka and Jill Stein.

According to an affidavit filed in Morton County District Court on Wednesday, September 7th, law enforcement was alerted to video that displayed presidential candidate, Jill Stein, painting the front of one of the Caterpillars with the message “I approve this message”. Officers were also alerted to video that displayed vice presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, painting the front of one of the Caterpillars with the word “decolonization” which was part of the message “We need decolonization.”

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating all unlawful acts associated with the protests.