The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against four out of the five suspects arrested when hundreds of Antifa rioted in downtown Portland for the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
On Tuesday night, more than 200 people gathered outside the Justice Center in response to a pre-announced direct action by Antifa. Most of the people were dressed head to toe in black. The mob proceeded to attempt to light the Justice Center on fire by pushing a large dumpster against the building and setting it alight.
“Several people used umbrellas to conceal their actions and lit a fire in the dumpster at about 9:21 p.m. while people chanted to burn the building down,” Portland Police said in a press release.
The Justice Center is occupied by city staff, police and jail detainees. The facility was broken into and set on fire a year ago in response to Floyd’s death.
Responding police on Tuesday night were pelted with frozen water bottles, eggs and metal spikes. Police declared the gathering a riot.
After the flames were put out by firefighters, the rioters moved across the park to City Hall, where they smashed the windows and left anarchist and anti-police graffiti. They then proceeded to break into numerous downtown businesses.
Rioters also defaced the downtown memorial site to Aaron "Jay" Danielson, who was murdered by self-identified Antifa member Michael Forest Reinoehl last year. Antifa spelled out “F— J” where he was shot dead.
As seen in recent months, police made a small number of targeted arrests again.
Jarrid Bailey Huber, 21, was charged by police with felony first-degree arson, five felony counts of first-degree criminal mischief, felony riot and second-degree criminal mischief. He was quickly released without bail. The Post Millennial reported last month that Huber has ties to the Antifa death threat video against Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, which caught the attention of the FBI.
Huber, a self-described journalist, is accused of pushing the dumpster up against the Justice Center and setting the material inside on fire. He is also accused of spray painting anarchist symbols on buildings and destroying multiple large windows at a coffee shop, a jewelry store, a luxury department store and Portland City Hall.
On Wednesday, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief charges against Huber were dropped and the district attorney’s office has filed one count of attempted first-degree criminal mischief against Huber. He is set to be indicted on June 16.
Emery Rose Hall, 30, was charged by the district attorney with felony riot and second-degree criminal mischief. She is accused of smashing multiple windows at City Hall. She was quickly released without bail. Hall is a self-described transsexual “witch.” She was formerly known as Gordon Hall. She is the former lead developer for bitcoin payment service provider BitPay. Originally from Roswell, Ga., Hall now works as the engineering manager for marijuana company, Eaze. Hall also runs the registered nonprofit “Dead Canaries, Inc.,” which purports to “protect human rights through technology, advocacy and direct action.” Hall is set to be arraigned on Thursday.
30-year-old Elizabeth Sue Hall, a relative of fellow riot arrestee Emery Hall, was also charged with felony riot and second-degree criminal mischief. She is accused of smashing up City Hall. She is set to be arraigned Thursday.
Jacob Myers, 22, was charged with felony first-degree criminal mischief. The district attorney has also slapped Myers with felony riot. Myers is accused of smashing windows in downtown. His indictment is scheduled for June 16. In an unrelated criminal matter, Myers has an extradition case against him for being a wanted fugitive.
Rhiannon Millar-Griffin, 23, was charged by police with felony first-degree criminal mischief and felony riot. At the time of her arrest, she was wearing the black bloc uniform. She was quickly released without bail. Within less than 24 hours, both her charges were dropped. However, the district attorney’s office said in a press release that a prosecutorial review of Millar-Griffin’s case would be conducted once all police reports were submitted.
Millar-Griffin was previously arrested at another Antifa riot in August 2020 when hundreds of rioters sieged the Portland Police’s north precinct. Far-left militants set the building on fire and attacked responding officers trying to extinguish the flames. Rioters threw sharp ceramic chunks, large screws, rocks, paint bombs and feces at law enforcement that night. Millar-Griffin’s charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer were dropped.
Like Emery Hall, a relative of Millar-Griffin has also been arrested at a riot. In April, Cameron R. Millar-Griffin, was indicted over the vandalism of the First Christian Church and the Oregon Historical Society Museum. Property damage to the church is estimated to be more than $10,000.