Trial of "Tree Sitter" with $25 file and $15 costs. 10 day suspended sentence. Judge Ptak
jungle the a a 1 the of of Papua Biak as The in Tree-Sitter Convicted Of Trespassing Stephen R. Pollard, 22, of N. West Ave., was convicted Municipal Court Thursday of trespassing on University of Arkansas property by climbing into a tree in front of the Student Union. Judge V. James Ptak fined Pollard $25 and costs ($13) gave him a 10-day suspended jail term. Pollard paid the in coins and bills collected 25 to 30 of his supporters who attended the hearing. Dr. William Denman, dean student affairs, was the only witness. He testified the University University called in city police to remove Pollard from the tree Because "We had reason to ieve there was immenent dan- ;er to him and the University :ommunity." Dr. Denman cited an incident he night of April 15 In which "ollard was threatened with jerson displaying a knife. He Uso cited egg throwing inci- lents and phone calls threaten- ng Pollard. Dr. Denman also testified he fact that Pollard was not tudent at the University was actor in the decision to have lim removed from the tree. lumber of students took his ilace.