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LINDSIDE, W.Va. — For the first time, a protester at the construction site of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Monroe County has been charged with a felony.
Holden C. Dometrius, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with threats of terrorist acts, after chaining himself to a piece of equipment in the construction zone. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of trespassing, obstructing and tampering with a vehicle/special mobile equipment.
Dometrius - Bond - Cash
Dometrius’ bond was set at $8,000, cash only.
Several protesters have attached themselves to equipment at or near the construction site over the past several months, but all of the resulting charges were misdemeanors.
Gas - Pipeline - Subject - Protests - Challenges
The natural gas pipeline has been the subject of ongoing protests and numerous legal challenges, since it was first proposed in 2015. Construction...
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