The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a Portland-area man, Richard Eric Singlestad, for his role in the recent civil unrest. The FBI has charged Singlestad, age 26, with civil disorder for an alleged assault on a law enforcement officer. As part of this fugitive effort, the FBI is also releasing an “FBI Wanted” poster and Facebook ad.
This is a joint investigation with the U.S. Marshals Service. Anyone with information on Singlestad’s location can call the U.S. Marshals Service at (800) 336-0102, submit a tip online at https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/, call the FBI at (503) 224-4181, or submit a tip online to the FBI at https://tips.fbi.gov.
Richard Eric Singlestad
According to the FBI criminal complaint filed in this case, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on June 27, 2020, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) declared an unlawful assembly and ordered a group of individuals in the area of SW 3rd Avenue and Main Street to disperse. The crowd remained in the area. When PPB officers responded to move the crowds out of the area and clear barricades that had been placed in the street, the crowd began throwing rocks, glass bottles, and paint at the officers. Officers were able to clear the crowd and re-open the streets. After officers left the area, the crowd returned and blocked the street again.
At approximately 1:20 a.m. on June 28, 2020, the crowd moved to block the door to the PPB Central Precinct and the roll down gates located at 1111 SW 2nd Avenue. Officers inside Central Precinct could hear the demonstrators ramming the front door with a hard object. An officer observed Singlestad standing less than five feet away with a skateboard gripped in both hands. Based on the noise heard, Singlestad’s location, and the skateboard in his hands, the officer believed Singlestad was the person who had been hitting the door. While Singlestad was being taken into custody, he resisted arrest by forcefully pulling his arms away from officers and striking one officer in the face with the skateboard. The officer experienced swelling, significant pain, and discoloration in his face as a result of the strike.
Singlestad’s FBI wanted poster can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/additional/richard-eric-singlestad