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Two Vancouver men charged over Portland brawls

Toese, Flippo involved with Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer groups

By Andy Matarrese, Columbian environment and transportation reporter
Published: March 12, 2019, 7:46pm

The Multnomah County, Ore., district attorney on Tuesday released a sealed indictment charging two Vancouver men affiliated with far-right groups organizing in the Northwest with assault, following a year of street brawls with protestors.

Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, 22, and Donovan Flippo, 23, are charged with one count of third-degree assault and two counts of fourth-degree assault, according to the district attorney’s office.

Third-degree assault is a felony in Oregon, and fourth-degree assault is a misdemeanor.

The three charges stem from an assault June 8, when the two allegedly attacked a man walking in Northeast Portland.

Flippo was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Tuesday. Toese has not been arrested.

The two have been involved with Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys, two far-right groups whose rallies in Portland and elsewhere have led to counterprotests and often escalated into violence.

Flippo was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

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Columbian environment and transportation reporter