Grand Jury Indicts Daniel Thomas Warren On Assault And Bias Crime Charges

Portland, Ore. — Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced Monday that a grand jury has indicted Daniel Thomas Warren, 40, on two charges related to the recent assault of the owner of LoRell’s Chicken Shack in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood. The charges include Assault in the Second Degree and Bias Crime in the First Degree.

On June 15, Portland Police received reports of an assault in the area of SE 52nd Avenue and SE Foster. However, both parties involved had left the scene by the time officers arrived. Despite this, law enforcement officers were able to gather witness statements, video footage, and determine the victim’s location. A detective conducted an interview with the victim, who explained that Warren struck the victim from behind, causing them to fall forward. Warren then continued to punch the victim while making racial slurs.

In an effort to locate and apprehend Warren, the Portland Police released an image of him. On July 2, two officers from the East Precinct, who were assisting Portland Fire & Rescue with traffic control in the 12300 block of Southeast Division Street, spotted Warren walking. They promptly stopped and arrested him, and he was subsequently booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

After reviewing the evidence provided by law enforcement, prosecutors presented the case to the Grand Jury, which returned a true bill of indictment on July 10.

Given the violent nature of the crimes committed and the potential risk that Warren poses to public safety, prosecutors filed a motion seeking preventive detention, which would deny him any form of release during the course of the case. Warren chose to waive the preventative detention hearing at this time and currently remains in custody.