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ELKO – Te-Moak Western Shoshone Law Enforcement announced the list of charges against Elko Band Councilman Felix Ike that led to his arrest Nov. 15 at the Elko Indian Colony.

In a statement from press information officer Richard Thunehorst, Ike faces charges of disobedience of lawful order of the court, violation of a temporary restraining order, abuse of office, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

“These are all violations of the code of federal regulations of the Court of Indian offenses,” Thunehorst said. “Per internal policies we can not release any additional information in regard to pending cases.”

Ike said last week he was wrongfully arrested at the Te-Moak offices when he and another councilwoman, Penny Stevens, attempted to retrieve documents for Te-Moak tribal chairwoman Lydia Johnson.

A warrant was issued for Johnson’s arrest and incarceration Nov. 6 by the Court of Indian Offenses stemming from a Te-Moak Tribal council meeting held on Nov. 3.

The document states Johnson was in contempt of a restraining order issued against her. It is unclear if that order is related to the one mentioned in Ike’s charges.

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Johnson has yet to be arrested.

This article has been updated for the correct name of the press information officer. 

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Courts, schools & Spring Creek reporter

Staff writer for the Elko Daily Free Press

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