News: Medford (GWEN Site Protest - 1993)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surname: Breneman

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 10/18/2018

Originally published in the Star News, October 20, 1993

Seven anti-nuclear activists and two members of a Chicago-based ABC News television crew were arrested Monday afternoon during a protest at the Air Force’s GWEN tower site five miles east of Medford.

According to Taylor County Sheriff Bill Breneman, all nine face charges of criminal trespass. Criminal trespass is a class A misdemeanor, which carried a possible penalty of up to nine months in jail and/or a $10,000 fine. Because the trespass was on property owned by the federal government, Breneman said the charges could be upgraded to a federal offense.

He added that it is possible they may also be charged with criminal damage to property.



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