More shale gas protesters charged for threatening media
Angel Mae Wilcox, Abby Milliea, face mischief, intimidation charges
More charges have been laid in connection with a confrontation between shale gas protesters and the media last fall in Rexton, N.B.
Angel Mae Wilcox, 35, and 36-year-old Abby Milliea, both from the Elsipogtog First Nation, face three charges each of mischief and five additional charges each of intimidation.
Milliea also faces a charge of uttering threats.
The charges stem from an RCMP investigation following a complaint from three separate news agencies on Oct. 19.
Three journalists and two technicians from the three news agencies were collecting footage of the wreckage of several RCMP vehicles that were destroyed by fire during a protest.
RCMP allege they weretold to leave the area without their vehicles and equipment.
Milliea is scheduled to return to court on March 26, Wilcox on April 9.
A third individual has also been charged in connection with the incident involving the media.
Tyson Peters, 25, will stand trial in September on five counts of intimidation and one count of uttering threats.
Meanwhile, a charge has been dropped against a writer with the Halifax Media Co-op who was arrested during shale gas demonstrations last November.
Miles Howe was facing one charge of disobeying a court order.
SWN Resources was granted an injunction preventing protesters from getting closer than 250 metres to SWN trucks, and 20 metres from the side of the highway where work was being done.
Friday in court, the Crown told the judge the charge was being withdrawn, but didn't elaborate.