Trespassing charges filed against Sutu Forte

3 days 3 hours 37 minutes ago Monday, December 02 2019 Dec 2, 2019 Monday, December 02, 2019 4:23:00 PM CST December 02, 2019 in News
By: Trinidy Thompson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A Boone County prosecutor filed charges against Sutu Forté Monday afternoon.

Forté has been charged with one count of first degree trespassing after protesting the Hinkson Creek Trail expansion.

Her protest in one of the trees began on Oct. 28. She had been sleeping in a tree off of Bluff Dale Drive and refused to come down until they cancel the trail project.

The protest came to an end on Nov. 5, when Forté was removed from the tree, arrested and issued a citation for trespassing.

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