PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man accused of hitting his neighbor with a metal pipe and yelling racist slurs has been charged with multiple counts of bias crime and assault, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Ian Quin Jackson, 28, has pleaded not guilty to all the charges, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
Court documents say Jackson lived next door to the victim in a Northwest Portland apartment building.
According to court documents, Jackson, who is white, is accused of kicking his neighbor, who is Black, several times while yelling racist hate speech. The neighbor left the area. When he returned, Jackson is accused of charging at him with a 3-foot-long metal pipe and striking him multiple times, court documents say. When the victim fell to the ground, Jackson continued to yell racist slurs at him.
Documents show that police officers noted that when he reported the assault, the victim was limping, and had bruises on his arms and stomach.
The victim told police he had been having issues with Jackson in the past year, and that he believed Jackson had stolen his mail and left dead animals at his door, court documents said.
The victim told police he hasn’t returned to his apartment since the assault because he is afraid for his safety.