Well-known activist charged five days after filing to run for mayor
Five days after he filed to run for mayor of Portland, well-known environmental activist Tre Arrow was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
According to Multnomah County Jail booking records, Arrow was arrested by North Precinct officers at 9:01 a.m. Tuesday and booked into jail a little more than an hour later.
Bail is set at $5,000.
Arrow first gained fame in 2000 by camping on the ledge of the downtown U.S. Forest Service Building to protest timber sales and logging. He was subsequently arrested on federal charges of orchestrating a series of attacks on logging and construction sites. He pleaded guilty in 2008.
City code allows convicted criminals to run for office.