Pendleton Police: White Supremacists Responsible For Recent Violence

Pendleton Police: White Supremacists Responsible For Recent Violence

PENDELTON, Ore. (AP) — Police Chief Stuart Roberts says a white supremacist gang is responsible for recent violence in Pendleton.

The East Oregonian reports he announced three arrests Tuesday in an investigation into an offshoot of a prison gang. He says the investigation began in October when police investigated a fight and interviewed three people who suffered cuts and slashes. All said they’d been hurt in falls.

It continued with reports of gunfire into homes in November and December.

After a report of shots aimed at a car Friday, Roberts said, officers and deputies with a warrant seized weapons along with what Roberts called gang-related literature and documents.

Those arrested, all on weapons charges: 30-year-old Jeremiah Jerome Mauer, 32-year-old Steven Ray Grangood, and 43-year-old Gregory Tinnell. Lawyers for them couldn’t be reached Wednesday.