PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 19-year-old man admitted he threw a large firework at the federal courthouse in Portland during mass protests last year.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Gabriel Agard-Berryhill pleaded guilty
Wednesday to willfully using an incendiary device in an attempt to damage the courthouse on July 28, 2020, causing more than $1,000 in damage.
Under a plea deal, his lawyer says he’s expected to be sentenced to time served with two years of supervised release for the felony conviction.
An affidavit says Agard-Berryhill said he was shocked to hear the sound the firework produced.
He told federal officers he didn’t intend to hurt anyone.