After more than 100 days of Black Lives Matter-Antifa riots in Portland, the federal government is stepping in where local officials have failed to enforce the law. Following the announcement of numerous federal arrests of accused rioters last week, three more Portlanders have been named and charged.
William Grant Reuland, 24, is accused of assaulting multiple Portland Police officers with a high-powered laser in June. Alexandra Eutin, 24, is accused of striking a cop with a wooden shield in July. Pedro Aldo Ramos, Jr., 20, is accused of punching a female police officer in the face in August. All three have been federally charged with felony civil disorder following investigations by the FBI.
According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon, Reuland was photographed by a Portland cop on June 13 at a protest where Antifa mobbed the Multnomah County Justice Center in downtown Portland. The suspect allegedly flashed a powerful laser at the eyes of numerous officers.
In the early morning hours the next day, Reuland joined marchers who trekked to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s condo building. The suspect was observed shining a laser at homes in the building. Reuland was arrested that day and charged by Portland Police with assaulting an officer, trespass, and unlawful directing of a laser. However, he was bailed out and the charges were dropped.
On July 16, rioters hurled rocks, bottles, and other objects at the Portland Police southeast precinct. Eutin was cited that night for allegedly beating a cop on the head with a wooden shield and other weapons when he attempted to arrest her comrade. Police reinforcements took Eutin into custody for felony assault of a public safety officer. She was quickly released without bail and is set to be arraigned for the local charge on Sept. 18.
Homeland Security Investigations special agents arrested Eutin at her residence in southeast Portland on Sunday on the federal felony charge.
Then on Aug. 23, black bloc militants blocked traffic and launched sharp ceramic chunks, rocks, and glass bottles outside Portland Police’s north precinct. The building was lit on fire twice during the attack. Ramos allegedly grabbed a female officer while she was arresting another individual and dragged her away before punching her in the face. Among the 23 booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center, Ramos was charged with assaulting a public safety officer, interfering with a peace officer, and felony riot. He was also immediately released without bail.
Ramos turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday on the felony charge.
Reuland, Eutin, and Ramos made their initial appearances in federal court Tuesday before a U.S. magistrate judge. All were released pending further court proceedings. If convicted, the three suspects face a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.