Oglala Sioux President arrested
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The president of the Oglala (OHG'-lah-luh) 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, Nebraska as activists protested the town's alcohol sales on the border of the officially dry reservation.
The Nebraska State Patrol says beer trucks were temporarily blocked but later made deliveries. The Patrol says there were no significant injuries although one officer was assaulted.
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.
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