|Salem woman gets 1.5 years of bench probation for macing man during Labor Day protest|
|CRIME||Magen Marie Stevens|
Story by Virginia Barreda - Story Source
|Published on Thursday March 18, 2021 - 11:34 PM|
Magen Marie Stevens, 36, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree use of mace/tear gas. Stevens was ordered to pay $200 in fees. A fourth-degree assault charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement.
Since last year, Stevens has been a frequent participant at pro-Trump rallies and organized events in the Salem area, including November's Defeat The Steal And Defy The Lockdown rally.
The Thanksgiving potluck-style event drew more than 250 people, including members of the Proud Boys, a right-wing group labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Stevens came under monitoring after Marion County District Attorney investigators reported she committed violent acts, including kicking, hair-pulling and dragging persons to the ground, while participating in a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C. last December.