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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Fairview Man Faces Federal Charges for Damaging Government Property During Portland Riots

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Fairview, Oregon, man is facing federal charges for causing thousands of dollars in damage to federal property, including the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Portland Field Office, during recent riots in Portland.

Anthony Amoss, 33, has been charged by criminal complaint with three counts of destruction of government property.

According to court documents, federal investigators obtained evidence showing that, during three separate riots, Amoss broke more than a dozen windows at the Hatfield Courthouse and ICE Portland Field Office. In the early morning hours of March 14, 2021, Amoss and others threw several objects at Hatfield Courthouse windows, causing more than $143,000 in damage. On March 20 and April 1, 2021, Amoss threw more than 40 objects at ICE Portland Field Office windows, causing more than $21,000 in damage.

Amoss made his initial appearance in federal court on June 2, 2021 before a U.S. Magistrate Judge and was released pending further court proceedings.

Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug of the District of Oregon made the announcement.

This case is being investigated by ICE and the Federal Protective Service and prosecuted by Gregory R. Nyhus, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated June 3, 2021