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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Unsealed Indictment Reveals Four More Defendants Face Federal Charges Related to DAPL Protests

FARGO - US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on February 8, 2017, that an Indictment unsealed by the Court today reveals that the following defendants were Indicted for Civil Disorder and Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Crime arising out of an incident on October 27, 2016:

1. Brennon J. Nastacio a/k/a "Bravo One" – age 36

2. Brandon Aaron Miller-Castillo – age 22

3. Dion Ortiz – age 20

These defendants currently remain fugitives and their whereabouts are unknown. Law enforcement is requesting the assistance of the public in locating these individuals. Attached are photographs of these fugitives. Co-defendant James White, a/k/a "Angry Bird" was arrested on February 8, 2017 and will appear in Federal Court in Bismarck on or about February 8, 2017.

Co-defendant Michael Mateo Markus, previously appeared on these charges on February 3, 2017 and a trial will be scheduled before the Honorable Daniel J. Hovland when the remaining co-defendants appear in court.

This case is being investigated by the Morton County Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Gary Delorme is prosecuting the cases.

An Indictment is an accusation and notice of charges. These defendants are presumed innocent under the law.

Brennon Nastacio

Brennon Nastacio







Brandon Miller-Castillo

Brandon Miller-Castillo







Dion Ortiz

Dion Ortiz


Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated February 8, 2017