Tribal President Arrested

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has been arrested during a protest of alcohol sales in Nebraska, on the border of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Tribal President Bryan Brewer was taken into custody Monday in Whiteclay, as activists protested the town's alcohol sales on the border of the officially dry reservation.

Deputy Sheridan County Attorney Jamian Simmons says Brewer was arrested on a 2012 warrant for passing a bad check for $191 to a veterinary clinic. Simmons says Brewer was taken to Rushville, where he paid the amount that he owed and was released. She says the charges will be dismissed.

Brewer and his spokeswoman did not answer their cellphones or respond to text messages. Their voicemails were disabled.


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