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D-A Charges Two Men For Protester Assaults

BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County District Attorney has charged two men with crimes for allegedly attacking a man participating in a Black Lives Matter rally in Bend July 11th. D-A John Hummel says a man in a truck yelled a slur at people at the rally. He says Andrew Heller of Bend, chased after them on a bike and when the truck stopped, he asked the passenger why he yelled at them. Hummel says 37-year-old Darrell Goddard of La Pine, violently opened the truck door into Heller, knocking him to the ground. He says Goddard got out and started punching Heller. Hummel says the driver, 50-year-old Robert Thompson of Arizona came around the truck and pointed a gun at Heller while Goddard continued punching him.  Hummel has charged Thompson with unlawful use of a weapon and menacing. Hummel charged Goddard with assault and criminal mischief.

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