ROCK CREEK, W.Va.–A Raleigh County Sheriff arrested tree sitter Laura Steepleton at her home today on failure to appear charges. According to friends of Steepleton’s, she has been calling Raleigh County all this past week asking if she had a court date and was never told of one.
According to the Raleigh County Magistrate’s office, they have no record for Steepleton and that it’s likely a Circuit Court case, which means no news will come till open of business in the morning.
Steepleton’s arrest happened the same day that Mike Roselle and Tom Smyth, the last remaining jailed Marfork Office arrestees, were released on bail.
Heard from Laura and spoke with the Kanawha Co. Magistrate’s office. The latter said she was taken in on a capias warrant for violating the bond agreement from the DEP action. The criminal case from her charges in that action have been completely resolved. The magistrate’s office said that Mag. Yeager will arraign Steepleton when he receives paperwork from Raleigh County, who arrested and hold her in the Southern Regional Jail.