Malik Muhammad, who faces 26 felonies, including attempted murder, now faces federal charges.
Muhammad, 24, appeared in the U.S District Court in Portland on Tuesday. Muhammad faces charges of civil disorder and obstructing law enforcement, possession of an unregistered firearm, and using explosives to commit a federal felony.
The federal charges are on top of 26 felonies brought on him by the Multnomah County District Attorney in April.
Two days before the indictment, Muhammad had been released from state custody after the Portland Freedom Fund post his bail. The fund paid $212,500 in order to get him out, which was 10% of his $2.125 million bail.
In a memo signed by Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney Nathan Vasquez last week, Vasquez argued that Muhammad should not be released and no bail should be set due to the violent felonies he faces. The motion was signed two days after Muhammad was released from jail.
Muhammad allegedly threw multiple Molotov cocktails at police officers during multiple occasions during riots last September. One of those incendiary devices briefly set a police officer’s pants on fire, prosecutors claim.
Weeks later, Muhammad used a metal baton to smash windows at the Oregon Historical Society, Portland State University, and other businesses during an October 11th riot in Portland. An undercover FBI agent alleged that they witnessed the incident occur.
Antifa in Portland held a protest asking for Malik’s release on Monday.