15-year-olds accused of throwing bricks at NE Portland bicyclists

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by Teresa Blackman, KGW.com Staff

KREM.com

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

PORTLAND, Oregon – Two teens were arrested Monday for allegedly throwing pieces of bricks at passing bicyclists in Northeast Portland Sunday, injuring two people.

The attacks occurred in the area of Northeast 7th Avenue and Tillamook Street just after 1 a.m.

Adrian Richardson, 26, of Northeast Portland, was struck in the face and had to be hospitalized, police said. Another victim, Jonathan Garris, 52, of Northeast Portland, was hit on his leg.

A third victim, Peter Buri, 27, of North Portland, had a brick thrown at him but was not hurt, police said.

After getting a description of the attackers, police arrested Marquise Murphy and Robert Hudgens, both 15, along Northeast Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

"This is one of those cases that really resonates with the cyclist community," said Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau. "People are just riding their bikes home and this happens. It's pretty scary."

The teens were charged with assault and police released their names because they face Measure 11 crimes. Both were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home. Anyone with additional information that could help investigators was urged to contact detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or send him an email.

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David Northfield contributed to this report

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