Tilsen faces 2 more charges from July 3 protest

Protest in Keystone on July 3.
Protest in Keystone on July 3.(KOTA/KEVN)
Published: Aug. 20, 2020 at 6:31 PM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Nick Tilsen, the President and CEO of the activist group NDN Collective, protested in Keystone during President Trump’s visit to Mount Rushmore in July, now faces two new charges from his arrest that day.

Tilsen initially faced five charges, including two felonies: second-degree robbery and simple assault on a public officer, Maria Gonzalez.

The robbery charge stems from the allegation that Tilsen took a shield from an officer during the protest on the road leading to Mount Rushmore.

On Aug. 14, the state filed an amended complaint, adding two more charges: a felony charge of simple assault on another officer, Cameron Ducheneaux, and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a public officer.

Tilsen is set for a hearing at 10 a.m. Friday in Seventh Circuit Court.

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