Individual charged with destroying church property during riot

PORTLAND, Ore. – Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that a grand jury indicted 23-year-old Jarrod DeFerrari for allegedly destroying property at three separate locations, including a church, on November 4, 2020 in downtown.

DeFerrari, from Sunrise, Florida, is charged with one count of felony riot and three counts of criminal mischief in the first degree.

According to court documents, DeFerrari is accused of unlawfully and intentionally damaging and destroying property of Riverside Tobacco, St. André Bessette Catholic Church and Alco Properties.

This investigation started on November 4, 2020 when law enforcement responded to a large disturbance in downtown that involved people destroying property, including smashing out windows to private businesses.

Law enforcement reported seeing DeFerrari break multiple windows using a hammer that was inside his backpack, according to court documents. Law enforcement located and arrested DeFerrari in the 500 block of Southeast 10th Avenue.

The value of the property destroyed is alleged to be:

  • More than $5,000 at Riverside Tobacco;
  • More than $1,000 at St. André Bessette Catholic Church;
  • More than $1,000 at Alco Properties.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. DeFerrari is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office continues to work with law enforcement to identify and investigate any criminal conduct that occurred during past mass demonstrations. This conduct includes assaults and property damage that have been recorded and posted online.