Portland Eco-Terrorist and Mayoral Candidate Charged with Domestic Violence


Convicted eco-terrorist and candidate for Portland Mayor Tre Arrow was arrested and charged with domestic violence Tuesday.

Portland police arrested Arrow, who legally changed his name from Michael Scarpitti, Tuesday morning. He has been charged with domestic-violence related fourth-degree assault and is being held on $5,000 bail.

Arrow pled guilty in 2008 to two counts of arson for torching a logging truck and a sand and gravel truck.

The Oregonian reports:

Arrow is on the ballot as a candidate for Portland mayor.  He became publicly known as the man who sat on a 9-inch window ledge for 11 days at the U.S. Forest Service’s Portland headquarters in 2000.

Arrow last month filed a prospective nominating petition with Portland’s elections office. The one-time congressional candidate and environmental activist who turned into an FBI most-wanted fugitive gathered at least 100 valid signatures to be on the Portland ballot.


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CJ Ciaramella is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, he was a reporter for the Daily Caller. He was also a Collegiate Network year-long fellow at the San Diego Union-Tribune and has written articles for the Weekly Standard and Oregon Quarterly. Ciaramella attended the University of Oregon, where he edited the award-winning student magazine, the Oregon Commentator. He lives in Washington, D.C. His Twitter handle is @cjciaramella. His email address is ciaramella@freebeacon.com.