Kansan who went with kids to Oregon standoff arrested

A Kansas woman who took her children to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge says authorities have removed seven of the children from her home and arrested her for assaulting an officer.

Jail officials told The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1pYwRGa) Odalis Sharp of Auburn was booked into the Shawnee County jail Friday for battery of an officer and interfering with a law enforcement officer. No charges had been filed as of Tuesday morning.

Sharp and her children, who have a family gospel band, traveled to Oregon to support the 41-day occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year. She says the arrest and removal of the children happened after a dispute involving her landlord.

Neither the state Department of Children and Families nor the local prosecutor could be reached for comment.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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