Rainbow members charged
The Associated Press
Three members of the annual gathering of the Rainbow Family of
Living Light were charged Monday in federal court for interfering with the
duties of law enforcement officials and inciting lawless behavior, according
to court documents.
Edward James Jenkins, 52, was charged with assaulting, resisting
and impeding law enforcement officials, a felony offense, according to
court documents. Jenkins was arrested on June 27 when he refused to let a
police car pass near the "welcome home" area of the gathering, the reports
As law enforcement officers worked to resolve the issues with
Jenkins, he incited action from those nearby by asking them to honk their horns
and make noise, according to reports. The arresting deputy received a kick
to the knee and a string of profanities from Jenkins as he was being
detained, said the charges.
Christopher L. Cole, whose age was not given, was charged with two
misdemeanor counts for his role in a human roadblock on Forest Road 307
on June 25.
Joshua Ryan Riggenbach, 20, was charged Monday with two misdemeanor
counts for a similar incident that resulted in a broken police car
window and minor injuries to at least two police officers, according to court
-- Michael N. Westley