4 indicted in beating with scooter case

A man was attacked by a group of teens with a scooter in Gresham around March 20, 2014 (Gresham PD)
A man was attacked by a group of teens with a scooter in Gresham around March 20, 2014 (Gresham PD)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Four people were indicted for allegedly beating a man with a skateboard in Southeast Portland earlier this month when the man didn’t have a cigarette.

Francisco Angel-Silva, 19, Jamiy Matos-Varone and 16-year-old Frankie Luna-Sanchez will all stand trial as adults. The fourth person is 15 and will go through the juvenile system.

The all face charges of first-, second- and third-degree assault. Matos-Varone and Luna-Sanchez also face a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.

The man who was attacked was discharged from the hospital March 21 after being badly injured. He told police a group of teens approached him for a cigaretter near SE 162nd Avenue and Stark Street.

But, court documents revealed, when he didn’t have any cigarettes to offer them, the group attacked the man with a “Razor” scooter and a metal crutch and kicked and punched him repeatedly.

He told police he believed there were as many as eight people attacking him at one point.

Officers found a broken scooter and a crutch near the crime scene. Both were covered in blood spatter and the attack was recorded on video from a nearby business, according to court documents

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