PORTLAND — A right-wing activist who gained notoriety for brawling at Portland protests is barred from participating in future city demonstrations for the next two years, a Multnomah County judge ruled Tuesday.
Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, 23, of Vancouver was also sentenced to two years probation and 80 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, for his role in a violent altercation prompted by political differences.
Circuit Judge Kathleen Dailey also ordered he pay restitution to Timothy Ledwith, the man Toese and an associate, Donovan Flippo, beat during a June 2018 confrontation in Northeast Portland.
As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors dropped a felony assault charge against Toese.
Ledwith, previously told investigators the pair had been shouting slogans in support of President Donald Trump as well as homophobic slurs from a pickup truck near Northeast 12th Avenue and Broadway when he yelled back at them.
Toese and Flippo, who were both members of the Proud Boys, a right-wing fraternal organization, responded by punching Ledwith in the face, sending him to the hospital, the injured man claimed.
Ledwith, a self-described anti-fascist activist, said he had previously attended Portland demonstrations opposing right-wing rallies in which Toese and Flippo had been participants.