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Joey Gibson turns himself in to face riot charge in Portland

Joey Gibson, a Vancouver resident and leader of the conservative group Patriot Prayer, turned himself in to law enforcement officials Friday for charges of rioting in connection to a May Day incident at Northeast Portland’s Cider Riot cidery.

“This afternoon, 35 year-old Joey O. Gibson turned himself into law enforcement authorities relating to an active warrant for riot that was issued against him,” says a news release from the Portland Police Bureau.

The police bureau said the warrant was related to mayhem and fights that broke out at the cidery and that Gibson has been lodged into the Multnomah County, Ore., Detention Center.

Detectives assigned to the police bureau’s assault detail worked with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office to obtain the warrant. Police offered no other details about the case.

Officers are continuing to look into several cases related to May 1 and June 29 demonstrations in Portland that resulted in violence. Anyone with information related to crimes committed on those or other dates, should contact the Portland Police Bureau at Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can submit tips through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

This story will be updated.


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