The “Trans-Pecos-Three” In Court Again Monday

MARFA, TX (Ben Caxton) — What the Big Bend Sentinel has dubbed “The Trans-Pecos Three” will be making a court appearance again in Marfa on Monday. Anti-pipeline activists Lori Glover, Anna Joy Kruger, and Benjamin Franklin-Craft-Rendon will appear before 394th District Court Judge Roy Ferguson at 9:00 AM at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa. this will be the second pre-trial appearance for each of them. They were arrested between January and March of this year various protests along the pipeline route. Each faces a state felony charge for causing “impairment or interruption of public gas supply” for chaining themselves to pipeline construction machinery during the construction of the pipeline. The grand jury indictments against them claim each caused between $2,500 and $30,000 in damages by binding themselves to the machinery. All three activists have pleaded not guilty to the charges. Their final court appearance is currently scheduled for December. Another protester, Jacalyn Hagans, will also appear before Judge Ferguson on charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution of a felon. Hagans is the wife of Pedro Guttierez, who was discovered to be a California felon on the lam living under the assumed identity of Pete Hefflin. Guttierez was arrested after being confronted by law enforcement officers on the scene of a pipeline protest.

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