- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man arrested for displaying a loaded gun during a Portland rally to protest the deaths of two black men fatally shot in Minnesota and Louisiana has been indicted by a grand jury.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/RcS95A ) the jury on Thursday returned a 21-count indictment against Michael Strickland.

The indictment charges the 36-year-old Portland resident with 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of menacing and one count of disorderly conduct.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning.

Strickland was released from jail July 19 after posting 10 percent of his $250,000 bail. He was among 18 people who testified before the grand jury.

Strickland previously said he showed the weapon because he was being surrounded by “anarchists.”

Strickland’s attorney Chris Trotter has said in court that Strickland was a journalist with a concealed weapons license.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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