“They are now trying to provoke Massey members into a confrontation,” said Massey Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship. “The Raleigh County Prosecutor needs to enforce the law and protect our hard working members. These criminals have been allowed to become more and more aggressive with little repercussion.”

The West Virginia State Police arrested the three men, who each have a history of prior arrests. One of the criminals, Mike Roselle, was a founding member of EarthFirst!, considered by many to be a domestic terrorist group.