All 10 arrested at protest post bond
The 10 people arrested during a protest at GreenHunter Water Tuesday have posted bond, said Chief Deputy Mark Warden of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday a group of protesters reportedly stormed onto the property of the New Matamoras business, stealing vehicle keys and attempting to clog toilets.
A handful of the arrested individuals were still on the property when police arrived, said Warden. Some were pointed out by company employees as those who had stormed the facility, he said.
Released on $250 bonds for charges of criminal trespassing were Peter Garcia, 34, of Minot, N.D.; Matthew Almonte, 21, of Lithia, Fla.; Subina Ahmed, 22, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Wendy Jennings, 34, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Jessica Clark, 22, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Alexandra Kotcheff, 26, of Beverly Hills, Calif.; Steven Schorzman, 25, of Hamilton, Mont.; Patrick Perry, 21, of Athens; and Seth Schlotterbeck, 29, of Athens, .
Also released on a $1,000 bond was Nate Ebert, 33, of Millfield, who had erected a 30-foot pole on the company grounds and refused to come down for almost five hours.
Ebert was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident, said Warden. Video footage provided by company security cameras will be reviewed and more arrests are possible, he said.