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UPDATE: Ryan Fardreamer Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison for Attempted Murder - 04/01/24


Today, a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge sentenced Ryan S. Fardreamer, 48, to 90 months in prison for a March 2023 incident in which Fardreamer shot at three people in Southwest Portland. The case resulted in a negotiated plea agreement with the defendant and his counsel. Fardreamer pleaded no contest and was found guilty by Judge Katharine von Ter Stegge. The Court sentenced the defendant to 90 months for:

  • One count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm
  • One count Assault in the Second Degree with a Firearm
  • One count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm

Additionally, Fardreamer will serve three years of post-prison supervision. He is currently in custody in Multnomah County and will be transported to the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.

The DA’s Office wishes to thank the PPB officer and detectives who assisted with this case.


*Original Message 7/14/2023*

DA Mike Schmidt Announces Grand Jury Indictment of Ryan Fardreamer in Attempted Murder Case

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a grand jury indicted Ryan S. Fardreamer, 48, on multiple charges for the attempted murder of three people in Southwest Portland earlier this year: 

  • Three counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm
  • One count of Assault in the Second Degree with a Firearm
  • One count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm
  • One count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon with a Firearm
  • One count of Robbery
  • One count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • One count of Possession of a Loaded Firearm
  • Once count of Menacing
  • Two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person

On March 6, 2023, Portland Police responded to OHSU upon reports of a shooting victim in the emergency room. Witnesses reported that Ryan Fardreamer arrived at a homeless camp near I-5 and Capitol Highway and used his vehicle to block victims in. Fardreamer then began firing shots at three victims, hitting a male victim in the leg as victims attempted to drive out of the camp. A victim struck Fardreamer’s vehicle as he drove from the scene. Fardreamer later contacted this victim in his truck, poured gasoline over the vehicle, and threatened to set the truck on fire if he was not compensated for the damage. 

Upon the grand jury indictment on July 10, the court issued a warrant for Fardreamer’s arrest. On July 11, a Portland Police officer arrested Fardreamer on that warrant. Officers recovered two firearms during the arrest. Fardreamer has multiple felony convictions from other states, including criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree (Minnesota) and sexual assault in the third degree (Iowa), and is further charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 

Due to the violent nature of these crimes and the risk that Fardreamer poses to public safety, prosecutors filed a motion seeking preventive detention (a means of denying any form of release during pendency of the case). Fardreamer will remain in custody until his preventive detention hearing in August, at which time the judge will issue a ruling on whether he will be detained or released. 

A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Fardreamer is innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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