A Portland rioter just got some bad news from a judge but it could have been worse for the malcontent had he not come clean and admitted all he had done. Cyan Waters Bass admitted to committing arson and assault and was sentenced to 4 years in prison for the role he played in the fire that burned the Justice Center in 2020.
The riot was on September 23, 2020. Authorities said he used a wrist rocket slingshot to damage windows. He also used a flammable liquid to set the Justice Center on fire. After that heinous crime spree, he doubled down on chaos.
According to authorities, he took off running, after setting fire to the building, towards Chapman Square. Where he continued to disgrace and was busted throwing a Molotov cocktail toward police officers.
Bass came clean with a guilty plea in an attempt at mercy from the judge. he admitted to everything he was charged with including arson, criminal mischief, attempted assault using a dangerous weapon, possessing a destructive device, and taking part in the riot.
Hannah Lilly, 21, was a co-defendant in the case. Both Lilly and Bass originally had their local charges dropped or dismissed but the charges were re-instated after more investigation.
In February she pleaded guilty to one count of first degree criminal mischief and one count of first degree arson in connection with the events on September 23, 2020.
For the criminal mischief conviction, Lilly received a year and a half of probation, was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service, and must pay $46,000 in restitution to Multnomah County.
While on probation, Lilly is prohibited from “attending any demonstration that is declared an unlawful assembly or riot,” the DA’s office wrote in a statement.
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