Lawrence Malcolm Jr

Judge Dismisses Felony Charge Related to Pipeline Protest

Malcolm still faces a misdemeanor charge of engaging in a riot.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A judge in North Dakota has dismissed a felony conspiracy charge against a South Dakota man who prosecutors say was part of the 2016 riot at the Dakota Access pipeline construction site. Lawrence Malcolm Jr. was charged last year with conspiring to commit criminal mischief based on DNA from a cigarette butt left at the scene. His attorney argued…

Man Charged in 2016 Pipeline Protest Surrenders

The 23-year-old Sisseton man is charged with felony criminal mischief and engaging in a riot.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A South Dakota man who authorities say is linked through DNA evidence to a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago has turned himself in to sheriff’s officials in North Dakota. Prosecutors in Morton County filed charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr. last month after state investigators were informed by the State Crime Lab that DNA from…

Attorney Seeks Dismissal of DAPL Cigarette Butt DNA Case

Nestor says it's impossible to determine where the butt originated or how long it might have been there.

Dakota Access PipelineBISMARCK, N.D.–An attorney for a South Dakota man says DNA evidence found on a cigarette butt doesn’t prove his client participated in a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago. On Monday, attorney Bruce Nestor filed a motion in state court seeking dismissal of the charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr., of Sisseton. Nestor says it’s…