January 21, 2021
DA provides community update on January 20, 2021 demonstrations
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt initiated criminal charges in four of the 14 cases submitted for prosecution review following the January 20, 2021 demonstrations. Law enforcement is expected to submit additional police reports and investigative follow-up on the 10 other cases.
State v. Trevor Colter (C# 21CR03324)
Colter is charged with one count of riot, one count of resisting arrest, and one count of disorderly conduct in the second degree.
It is alleged that while in the area of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in southwest Portland, law enforcement saw Colter grab a projectile and throw it at officers while they attempted to disperse a crowd of more than 50 people. It is alleged that Colter resisted when law enforcement attempted to make an arrest. Once Colter was in custody, law enforcement found Colter to be in possession of a large knife, ballistic vest, bear mace, gas mask, collapsible baton, wire pull smoke device and three aerial fireworks.
State v. Austin Nuchraska (C# 21CR03319)
Nuchraska is charged with one count of riot, one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device, and one count of criminal mischief in the first degree.
It is alleged that police observed a person, later identified as Nuchraska, using a metal baton to break out at least one window at the Democratic Party of Oregon office, located in the 200 block of Northeast 9th Avenue. After officers arrested Nuchraska, they noticed the smell of gasoline emanating from a backpack in Nuchraska’s possession. According to court documents, inside police located four individual Molotov cocktails leaking gasoline.
State v. Kai-Ave Douvia (C# 21CR03316)
Douvia is charged with one count of riot and one count of criminal mischief in the first degree.
It is alleged that law enforcement observed a person, later identified as Douvia, using a tool described as a pry bar to break out at least one window at the Democratic Party of Oregon office. The damage to the window broken out is estimated to be $1,000 or more.
State v. Nicole Rose (C# 21CR03317)
Rose is charged with one count of riot and one count of criminal mischief in the second degree.
It is alleged that law enforcement observed a person, later identified as Rose, dressed in all black, wearing a gas mask, breaking out at least one window at the Democratic Party of Oregon office. It is alleged Rose used a baton during the alleged criminal act.
No additional information can be released by the district attorney’s office at this time.
A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Rose, Nuchraska, Douvia and Colter are innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office