Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021

Portland Rioter Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail for Arson

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A Portland, Oregon man convicted of arson, riot, and other charges was sentenced this week to four years in jail. Cyan Waters Bass, in his early 20s, pleaded guilty in state court last week of five counts, including first-degree arson. Bass was involved in a riot in Portland on Sept. 23, 2020. A protest that day turned into a riot, according to court documents, information presented in court, and the Portland Police Bureau. Bass used a wrist rocket slingshot to damage windows in the Justice Center, a government building in downtown Portland that houses a police precinct, before using a flammable liquid to set the building on fire. The damage amounted to more than $46,000. When police officers moved to disperse the riot, Bass ran away. But he then ignited a Molotov cocktail and hurled it in the direction of police officers. Police officers found white marbles on Bass, as well …

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