North Dakota

Denver woman charged in shooting during pipeline protest

  • FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2016 file photo, Dakota Access Pipeline protesters sit in a prayer circle at the Front Line Camp as a line of law enforcement officers make their way across the camp to remove the protesters and relocate to the overflow camp a few miles to the south on Highway 1806 in Morton County, N.D. Members of more than 200 tribes from across North America have come to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's encampment at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers since August, the tribe says. Estimates at the protest site have varied from a few hundred to several thousand depending on the day _ enough for tribal officials to call it one of the largest gatherings of Native Americans in a century or more. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2016 file photo, Dakota Access Pipeline protesters sit in a prayer circle at the Front Line Camp as a line of law enforcement officers make their way across the camp to remove the protesters and relocate to the overflow camp a few miles to the south on Highway 1806 in Morton County, N.D. Members of more than 200 tribes from across North America have come to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's encampment at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers since August, the tribe says. Estimates at the protest site have varied from a few hundred to several thousand depending on the day _ enough for tribal officials to call it one of the largest gatherings of Native Americans in a century or more. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Burned out trucks blocks a causeway on Highway 1806, seen from the police side of a barricade of a protest camp in Cannon Ball, N.D., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Demonstrators have been camping for months in an effort to block the nearly 1,200-mile, four-state pipeline. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)

    Burned out trucks blocks a causeway on Highway 1806, seen from the police side of a barricade of a protest camp in Cannon Ball, N.D., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Demonstrators have been camping for months in an effort to block the nearly 1,200-mile, four-state pipeline. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)  (The Associated Press)

Attempted murder and other charges have been filed against a Denver, Colorado, woman who allegedly fired three shots at North Dakota law officers during an operation to force Dakota Access pipeline protesters off private land.

Authorities say 37-year-old Red Fawn Fallis was arrested Thursday after she allegedly pulled out a .38-caliber pistol and fired three times, narrowly missing a sheriff's deputy. Officers didn't return fire.

Fallis also was charged Monday with preventing arrest, possession of a concealed handgun and possession of marijuana. Court records don't list an attorney to comment on those charges.

She faces up to 20 years in prison on the attempted murder charge.

Court records show Fallis was arrested twice in September during pipeline protests and pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.