November 22, 2022
Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director
DA Schmidt announces guilty plea for ‘anarchist’ for riot, to pay nearly $50,000 in restitution
PORTLAND, Oregon – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Darrell Anthony Kimberlin, 33, pled guilty to Riot and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. A Multnomah Circuit Court Judge sentenced Kimberlin to 18 months probation and $49,755.74 in restitution to the organizations and businesses that Kimberlin damaged.
The charges stem from two incidents. In January 2020, Kimberlin vandalized the Democratic Party of Oregon headquarters in Southeast Portland by breaking windows and tagging the building with spray paint. In February 2021 Kimberlin vandalized a Chipotle, an Umpqua Bank, and property belonging to a security company. The restitution owed to each is as follows:
|Business/Organization||Restitution owed ($49,755.74 total)|
|The Democratic Party of Oregon||$11,842.14|
“Kimberlin’s extremist political views fueled him to commit crimes. Those crimes landed him with a bill to pay back the very institutions his ideology decries. There is a bright line between freedom of speech and criminal intent. Kimberlin’s actions were on the wrong side of that line, and now he’ll face the consequences. Justice was served today,” Stated office spokesperson, Elisabeth Shepard.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office issued nearly 200 protest-related cases between 2020 and 2022 for criminal prosecution. Each case is in various stages of the prosecutorial process, including pending trial, plea agreement, sentenced to prison or probation, or in warrant status. Visit MCDA’s press release page for both real-time information on protest cases and other cases of public interest and as an archive of past cases.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks the Portland Police Bureau for their work on this case.