Edward Thomas Schinzing, from Portland Oregon – was charged with intentionally setting fire to the Justice Center on May 29. He appeared in federal court for the first time on Tuesday, and will now await further court proceedings. If convicted, he faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and a mandatory sentence of 5 years. Schinzing and a group of about 30 people, around 11:00 p.m., entered the Justice Center through a windows that several people had broken into after marching with a group of protesters. He helped spread the fire and was later ID’d by a distinctive tattoo on his back. Rioters and ANTIFA members have been targeting government personnel, buildings and monuments amid weeks of violent protests in the city since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
According to The Epoch Times, Schinzing had a recent run in with law when he was sentenced earlier this year to 5 years of probation after he was found guilty of third-degree assault when he admitted he had punched his girlfriend in the face with a closed fist in front of her 8-year-old son in a Northeast Portland apartment in late February.