Alleged Portland Attacker Turns Himself In
On Friday morning, Portland police arrested a 25-year-old rioter accused of brutally beating a truck driver earlier this week.
After the police searched for the suspect for a few days, Marquise Lee Love turned himself in and was then booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center, according to Fox News. Love was charged with three felonies including assault, coercion and rioting.
Portland police confirmed the arrest via Twitter:
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 21, 2020
Police Chief Chuck Lovell stated, “I am pleased the suspect in this case turned himself in and appreciate all of the efforts to facilitate this safe resolution. Thank you to all of the members of the public who have provided information and tips to our investigators. Your assistance is very much appreciated.”
Fox News reports:
Love, who also goes by the name “Keese Love,” appears to have been captured on video repeatedly punching and kicking a man who was later identified in reports as being Adam Haner.
In a recent interview with local affiliate FOX 12 Oregon, Haner said after crashing his car, someone was “yanking” him out of his truck “before I even got my door open.”
“I was just standing for myself as a citizen,” he told the station, “and if you can’t do that on a street, then what can you do?”
Haner was seen on video revving the engine of his truck and slowly rolling the vehicle forward until he speeds away — all while people from the group can be seen running up to the vehicle, kicking and shouting at it. Just moments before he drove off, someone from the crowd was seen punching and jumping his girlfriend, who was identified in reports as Tammie Martin.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a 911 call from someone who reported that protesters “chased a white Ford” 4×4 truck, which then crashed in the downtown area, according to a department press release. A caller told police an estimated nine to 10 people began “beating the guy,” the caller stated.
“Investigators learned that the victim may have been trying to help a transgender female who had some of her things stolen in the area … where this incident began,” police said late Monday.
Haner, who was still unconscious when police arrived, was taken to a local hospital and was later released. He is now home recovering.
Hopefully, a trend will continue, and more of these rioters will finally be brought to justice. This constant violence cannot be allowed to continue throughout our cities and communities.