Man accused of setting fires at protest faces new charges

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who has pleaded not guilty in federal court to setting fire to a building during a protest is now accused in Multnomah County Circuit Court of arson. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Cyan Bass has been charged with two counts of felony arson, among other charges. He and co-defendant Hannah Lilly were arrested Tuesday, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Both remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Prosecutors say Bass is suspected of twice setting fire to the Multnomah County Justice Center on Sept. 23. He’s also accused of throwing a destructive device toward a law enforcement office that didn’t explode.