September 5, 2023
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a grand jury indicted Garret Bradley James Fine, 25, on 16 charges stemming from multiple instances of vandalism and other criminal activity on July 4 in Gresham:
- Two counts of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree
- Eight counts of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
- One count of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
- One count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon
- One count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person
- One count of Assault in the Fourth Degree
- One count of Harassment
- One count of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
On July 4, Gresham Police Department officers responded to reports of multiple businesses with smashed windows in downtown Gresham. Officers spoke with a witness who reported that he confronted the suspect, later identified as Garret Fine, who he saw damaging business windows. When the witness followed Fine, he started throwing rocks and punching the witness in the face. GPD officers responded the same day to two more reports of vandalism of businesses. Officers estimated that Fine caused damage to at least 10 businesses that day.
Upon review of the evidence provided by law enforcement, prosecutors presented the case to the Grand Jury, which returned a true bill of indictment on September 1. Fine is currently in custody at the Multnomah County Detention Center and is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on September 6.
The DA’s Office thanks the Gresham Police Department for their assistance so far in this case.
A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Fine is innocent unless and until proven guilty.