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The man suspected of brutally assaulting a driver in Portland has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies for the attack over the weekend.
After a police search for 25-year-old Marquise Lee Love, the suspect was reportedly arrested and booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center early Friday, according to jail records, Fox News reported. He is facing a felony 2nd-degree assault charge, coercion, and one count of riot, all felonies according to the records.
— Dan McCarthy (@DanMcKATU) August 21, 2020
The suspect, who is also known by the name “Keese Love,” was sought by police this week after apparently being identified in a chilling video that showed the violent assault against a man later identified as Adam Haner. The attack in downtown Portland on August 16 happened when Haner crashed his pickup truck after being chased by protesters.
He was pulled out of his vehicle and brutally beaten, being kicked and punched repeatedly.
Haner told FOX 12 Oregon that someone was “yanking” him out of his truck “before I even got my door open.”
Portland BLM causes man to crash, pull him out of vehicle, kick and beat him bloody unconscious https://t.co/pWSUbU7S5X
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 17, 2020
While he was kneeling on the ground where he was being beaten, Haner was kicked in the face by someone from behind who appeared to be Love. The blow landed him on the ground, unconscious, an unidentified woman remained in the crashed truck.
“I remember vaguely being on the ground and trying to call her,” Haner told KATU News. “Then I don’t remember anything. Two days later I wake up, and now I’m here.”
Love reportedly has a history with criminal offenses and his record shows arrests for domestic assault and criminal trespass, among other crimes.
Since 2012, Love has been arrested in Washington County, Ore. seven times, according to Fox News. Though he was charged with domestic assault and domestic harassment in 2017, he was not prosecuted but a protective order was signed by a judge against him.
He was charged with a probation violation in 2014, providing false information related to a firearm in 2016 and second-degree theft in 2012. That same year, he pleaded guilty to interfering with public transportation, and was sentenced to 18 months probation and a $500 fine. He reportedly still owes thousands of dollars in unpaid fines.
Love also has arrest records in different counties in Oregon, many related to driver’s license and insurance issues. He was apparently posting messages before on Snapchat before his arrest, according to The Sun.
“Might go to jail for murder tonight for a racist when all I did was fight him look it up on twitter put money on my books and come see me,” he allegedly posted, along with a selfie.
Can you believe this person Marquise Love is asking for people to put money on his books so he can load up on commissary in jail? Dude runs around Portland attacking people in multiple racial hate crimes and thinks he’s the victim in the story. pic.twitter.com/gUXA9k0Dnl
— NeoUnrealist (@NeoUnrealist) August 18, 2020
His arraignment is set for Monday and his bail was set at $260,000.