Blackfeet Law Enforcement arrests two for allegedly intimidating Arden Pepion searchers

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Pete W. Fuller, left, and Arbana Pepion, mother of missing 3-year-old Arden Pepion, have been searching for the young girl since her disappearance in April. 

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Two arrests have been made following reports of searchers for Arden Pepion being assaulted and intimidated while out looking for the missing 3-year-old on the Blackfeet Reservation. 

Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services announced Wednesday afternoon that the arrests followed multiple reports about searchers for Arden being intimidated with a firearm and assaulted, a press release said. This happened last Saturday in the Two Medicine area on Joe Show Road East.

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Pepion was last seen around 7 p.m. on April 22 in the surrounding areas of Joe Show East off U.S. Highway 89 South on the Blackfeet Reservation. Music by Travis Yost (

A patrol officer will be stationed in the area indefinitely to ensure the safety of search

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