An ANTIFA thug, Gage Halupowski, has been sentenced to six years in prison for beating a man’s head with a baton during a protest in Portland on June 2019. This is the same day as conservative journalist Andy NGO was violently attacked. Watch the moment below.
Halupowski was identified as one of the black-clothed Antifa protestors that were seen hitting and spraying Kelly after he was seen defending another man who had been attacked.
The defendant took a deal in the case and plead guilty to one count of Assault in the Second Degree. His booking profile lists Resisting Arrest and Attempting to Assault a Police Officer as well.
After the attack, the victim wrote on Facebook that he suffered a concussions and needed 25 staples to close the wound. The pictures below are bloody and not for the faint of heart.
Halupowski avoided more charges such as the Unlawful Use Of A Weapon, Interfering With A Peace Officer, and Attempting To Commit A Class C Felony.
Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Marrero said that Hulpowski violent actions were”completely unexplainable, completely avoidable and didn’t need to happen.” She continued by saying that Kelly was lucky to survive his injuries.
Halupowski’s defense attorney Edward Kroll said that his client made “a really terrible decision” and that Kelly did not deserve the violent attack. The attorney called the sentence harsh and “one of the harshest sentences I’ve seen for someone with no criminal background and young age.”
Kroll pointed to the fact that Halupowski was caught on video as the reason he had to take the plea deal. Kroll said that Halupowski only hit Kelly a single time. There were two other people that hit him as well with Batons.
“My office has individuals charged on both sides of the political spectrum,” Marrero said. “We are not picking sides based on political affiliation, political views or anything like that.”
At least eight other people were injured, including three police at the incident in Portland. Other arrested from the riot were James Stocks and Maria Dehart. They were charged with harassment and disorderly conduct. Stocks plead no contest to harassment. He was sentenced to a year of probation and 50 hours of community services. He threw a milkshake at the group of right-wing protestors.
Dehart, 23, plead not guilty to charges and is going to appear in court on Nov. 13, according to the court.
According to police records, a Portland police officer spotted Halupowski hitting Kelly and then followed him with other officers who arrested him. The ANTIFA protestor allegedly hit one of the officers in the arm as he was going into custody.