Elijah Sir Townsend was booked at 3:30 AM on Sunday, December 24th, 2017 by Portland Police, North Precinct. Townsend was booked into Multnomah County Jail in Portland, Oregon.
The 23 year old male was arrested for suspicion of the below crimes:
Bail has been set to $5,000 for Townsend which is listed as a 5 ft 6 in black male weighing approximately 200 lbs.
Elijah Sir Townsend was arrested in Multnomah County Oregon and Elijah Sir Townsend has a presumption of innocence which means that although the person was arrested, they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Presumption of innocence” serves to emphasize that the prosecution has the obligation to prove each element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt (or some other level of proof depending on the criminal justice system) and that the accused bears no burden of proof. For more information in presumption of innocence, wikipedia is a great place to start.
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Below are the Oregon laws which may relate to this arrest:
(1) A person commits the crime of harassment if the person intentionally:(a) Harasses or annoys another person by:
(A) Subjecting such other person to offensive physical contact;
(B) Publicly insulting such other person by abusive words or gestures in a manner intended and likely to provoke a violent response; or
(C) Distributing a visual recording, as defined in ORS 163.665, of the other person engaged in sexually explicit conduct, as defined in ORS 163.665, or in a state of nudity, as defined in ORS 163.700, when the other person is under 18 years of age at the time of the recording;
(b) Subjects another to alarm by conveying a false report, known by the conveyor to be false, concerning death or serious physical injury to a person, which report reasonably would be expected to cause alarm; or
(c) Subjects another to alarm by conveying a telephonic, electronic or written threat to inflict serious physical injury on that person or to commit a felony involving the person or property of that person or any member of that person’s family, which threat reasonably would be expected to cause alarm.
(2)(a) A person is criminally liable for harassment if the person knowingly permits any telephone or electronic device under the person’s control to be used in violation of subsection (1) of this section.
(b) Harassment that is committed under the circumstances described in subsection (1)(c) of this section is committed in either the county in which the communication originated or the county in which the communication was received.
(3) Harassment is a Class B misdemeanor.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3) of this section, harassment is a Class A misdemeanor if a person violates:
(a) Subsection (1)(a)(A) of this section by subjecting another person to offensive physical contact and the offensive physical contact consists of touching the sexual or other intimate parts of the other person;
(b) Subsection (1)(a)(C) of this section; or
(c) Subsection (1)(c) of this section and:
(A) The person has a previous conviction under subsection (1)(c) of this section and the victim of the current offense was the victim or a member of the family of the victim of the previous offense;
(B) At the time the offense was committed, the victim was protected by a stalking protective order, a restraining order as defined in ORS 24.190 or any other court order prohibiting the person from contacting the victim;
(C) At the time the offense was committed, the person reasonably believed the victim to be under 18 years of age and more than three years younger than the person; or
(D)(i) The person conveyed a threat to kill the other person or any member of the family of the other person;
(ii) The person expressed the intent to carry out the threat; and
(iii) A reasonable person would believe that the threat was likely to be followed by action.
(5) It is not a defense to a charge under subsection (1)(a)(C) of this section that the defendant did not know the age of the victim.
(6) As used in this section, electronic threat means a threat conveyed by electronic mail, the Internet, a telephone text message or any other transmission of information by wire, radio, optical cable, cellular system, electromagnetic system or other similar means. [1971 c.743 §223; 1981 c.468 §1; 1985 c.498 §1; 1987 c.806 §3; 1995 c.802 §1; 2001 c.870 §2; 2009 c.783 §1; 2013 c.649 §26]