February 11, 2021
DA Mike Schmidt announces the resolution of a civil unrest case that resulted in damage to the Multnomah County Justice Center
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 21-year-old Hannah Lilly pleaded guilty for aiding and abetting another person who is accused of setting fire to the Multnomah County Justice Center during a riot in September.
Lilly pleaded guilty to one count of criminal mischief in the first degree and one count of arson in the first degree.
On the criminal mischief in the first degree conviction, Lilly received 18 months of formal bench probation, was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service and must repay $46,000 in restitution to Multnomah County.
By pleading guilty, Lilly admits to unlawfully, with intent, aiding and abetting 21-year-old Cyan Bass in damaging the Multnomah County Justice Center, which resulted in damage of more than $1,000 during a riot on September 23, 2020
While on probation Lilly will be prohibited from attending any demonstration that is declared an unlawful assembly or riot.
The resolution of this case takes into account Lilly’s culpability to the actual damage done to the Multnomah County Justice Center and Lilly’s lack of criminal history prior to this incident.
Sentencing on the arson in the first degree has been set-over.
In December 2020, the Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Bass with two counts of criminal mischief in the first degree, two counts of arson in the first degree, one count of attempted arson in the first degree, one count of attempted assault in the first degree, one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device, one count of riot, one count of attempting to assault a public safety officer, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.
Bass is pending trial and remains innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office would like the thank the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire Bureau, Portland Police Detective Meredith Hopper, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their dedicated efforts investigating this complex case.
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office