DOJ Nabs Nearly Two Dozen Portland Anarchists for Attacks on Federal Courthouse

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Posted: Jul 28, 2020 9:00 AM
DOJ Nabs Nearly Two Dozen Portland Anarchists for Attacks on Federal Courthouse

Source: (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

The Department of Justice announced the arrest of 22 individuals involved in planning violent riots in the city and carrying out coordinated attacks on the Mark O. Harfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland last weekend. Here are their names and the charges against them: 

Six people have been charged for alleged criminal conduct during a protest beginning July 23, 2020 and continuing into the early morning hours of July 24, 2020. Carly Anne Ballard, 34, and David Michael Bouchard, 36, are charged with assaulting federal officers; and Josslynn Kreutz, 28, Dakota Eastman, 30, Ezra Meyers, 18, and Mark Rolycanov, 28, are charged with failing to obey lawful orders.

On July 24, 2020, agents from Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested Ronald Bernard Hickey, 44, a Canadian National, for harassing and stalking federal employees assigned to assist the Federal Protective Service with ongoing civil unrest in Portland. Hickey used his Twitter account, @TawasiSoce, to knowingly release personal information of these employees in an attempt to threaten, intimidate, or incite violence against them.

Eight people have been charged for alleged criminal conduct during a protest beginning July 25, 2020 and continuing into the early morning hours of July 26, 2020. Rebecca Gonzales-Mota, 37; Stephen O’Donnell, 65; Thomas Johnson, 33; Nathan Oderdonk-Snow, 21; Joshua Webb, 22; Pablo Avvacato, 26; and Doug Dean, 34, are charged with assaulting federal officers. Richard Lindstet, 33, is charged with operating a drone in restricted airspace.

Seven people have been charged for alleged criminal conduct during a protest beginning July 26, 2020 and continuing into the early morning hours of July 27, 2020. Michael Stephenson, 23; Caleb Willis, 29; Noelle Mandolfo, 30; Travis Williams, 27; Patrick Stanford, age unknown; Coree Jefree, age unknown; and Tyler Gabriel, 22, are charged with assaulting federal officers.

These charges come shortly after 18 other individuals were arrested for similar crimes last week.

Violent anarchists have been carrying weapons and have used high powered lasers to permanently blind a number of federal agents. 

"At least three federal officers in Portland may not recover their vision after earlier this week demonstrators, who have shown up in crowds of over 1,000 for more than 50 consecutive nights, shined lasers in their eyes and threw fireworks at a federal courthouse, officials said," Fox News reports. 

Attorney General Bill Barr will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning about the riots and other issues.