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Proud Boys & Nazis Target Drag Story Time Event

Introduction

On October 23, 2022, Proud Boys and neo-Nazis gathered in Eugene to attack a drag story time event that was intended for children and included a child performer. They were met by a strong community oriented counter mobilization and forced out of the area. The McKenzie River Proud Boys chapter was in attendance at the rally, and in this article we will expose several more of their members.

The McKenzie River Proud Boys

We previously wrote about the Eugene area chapter of the Proud Boys, AKA the McKenzie River chapter (or MR chapter), in July 2021. Despite being a hub for far-right organizing and a hot spot for vigilante attacks against Black Lives Matter protesters, a Proud Boy chapter did not form in the Eugene-Springfield area until early 2021. Although some Eugene area Proud Boys appeared in Proud Boy uniforms as early as January 2021, the real debut of the McKenzie River chapter came in July 2021 at an unpermitted Fourth of July parade in the small town of Creswell, Oregon. In August 2021, the chapter traveled to Portland and participated in multiple brutal assaults against antifascist protesters who showed up to counter their hate rally in the Parkrose neighborhood. The McKenzie River Proud Boys chapter is led by Jeffrey Keith Mustin, a failed business owner who we exposed in this article. Most members live in the Eugene-Springfield area, but the chapter includes members from Florence, Creswell, and Elmira. We will introduce several previously unidentified Proud Boys from the McKenzie River chapter in this article.Logo for the McKenzie River Proud BoysThe logo for the Eugene-Springfield area chapter of the Proud Boys, the McKenzie River Proud Boys.

Across the country, we have witnessed a major resurgence of hatred and violence against the queer community and especially against trans folks. After dozens of members of the Proud Boys hate group were arrested for their roles in the deadly January 6th riots at the US Capitol, Proud Boy chapters pivoted towards more local targets like school boards, city council meetings, pride celebrations, and drag story time events. Community members have come out to stand against the Proud Boys on each occasion, sending the message that their hate will not be tolerated, whether in Eugene, Newberg, Sandy, or anywhere. While many liberals believe that the Proud Boys ended with the arrest of their national leaders, events like the hate rally in Eugene serve as a reminder that the Proud Boys are still the same violent hate group that they were before 2021 and they must be opposed whenever and wherever they show.

Proud Boys target drag story time event: 10/23/22

On October 23, 2022, Proud Boys and their neo-Nazi friends gathered in Eugene to attack a drag story time event that was intended for children. In the days leading up to the event, major far-right disinformation actors (and local neo-Nazis like Len Austin Bosket) attacked the performers, their families, the venue, and the broader queer community, spreading lies and encouraging real-world violence. The main call-to-action on the far-right was primarily promoted by out-of-town fascist Audra Price, who also worked to set up rides to bring in other out-of-town fascists in order bolster the numbers at the hate rally. In the lead up to the story time event, Springfield resident Richard Dwayne Elce harassed the venue and threatened employees. A screenshot from a Facebook post by Audra Price offering rides to the anti drag hate rally in Eugene. Audra Price of COPS NW shares the flyer for the hate rally in Eugene and offers rides for other out-of-town fascists who want to join.

On the morning of October 23, people from the queer community and accomplices gathered outside Old Nick’s Pub, creating a show of support and safety for the drag story time participants. The hate rally set up shop across the street, occupying a section of the park and the sidewalk. Shortly after 9am, members of the Proud Boys arrived together in a vehicle caravan, driving past the rally before parking on Washington Street between 1st and Cheshire Avenue. Most of the vehicles had their license plates covered or completely removed. None of the Proud Boys were in colors and many concealed their weapons and gear beneath large jackets or hoodies. We assume this was done to give the impression that they were local residents who had gathered organically, not members of a violent and organized hate group. Pairs of Proud Boys roamed through the park perimeter, while some stayed behind to protect their vehicles. At around 10am, approximately nine neo-Nazis from the Rose City Nationalists arrived at once, comfortably settling in among the Proud Boys and other homophobes. Later, as the far-right began to lose numbers, the community mobilization started to push them out from in front of the venue and North on Washington Street. Proud Boys threw smoke bombs and small explosive devices, indiscriminately emptied bear spray, and fired paintballs while they retreated.Nazi in a skull mask gives a Sieg Heil to a photographer A currently unidentified (not for long! 😉 ) Nazi from the Rose City Nationalists gives a Sieg Heil to a journalist in Eugene on 10/23/22. Jeffrey Keith Mustin, in a blue shirt with a black vest, sprays a cloud of bear spray in the direction of a crowd. McKenzie River Proud Boy leader Jeffrey Keith Mustin sprays a crowd of antifascists with mace in Eugene, OR on 10/23/22.

Identifications:

Jonathan Andrew Donovan

Three pics of Jonathan Donovan. He has very short, almost bald hair, small ears, and a brown goatee. Jonathan Andrew Donovan (DOB 5/13/1989) is an incredibly violent member of the McKenzie River Proud Boys with a history of extreme domestic violence. Though originally from California, Jonathan Andrew Donovan currently lives off of 17th Street in Springfield. In 2015, he was arrested for threatening to shoot his then-girlfriend with a .40 caliber handgun and charged with unlawful use of a firearm, coercion, menacing, witness tampering, and harassment. His pre-trial release was revoked for violating the no-contact agreement with his victim by texting her 260 times in one week. He was convicted on all counts and received a 20 month sentence and was forced to turn in his firearms. In December of 2021, police responded to a dispute in the apartment complex where Jonathan Donovan lives and a neighbor informed police that he was bragging about his firearms. Police searched his apartment and found an AR, a shotgun, and a 9mm handgun, along with body armor in his possession. He was arrested and given probation for three years. Original domestic violence charges against Jon Donovan Jonathan Donovan was arrested in 2015 on four counts that all constituted domestic violence. Pretrial release is revoked for Jon Donovan Jonathan Donovan had his pre-trial release revoked after he texted his ex-girlfriend some 260 times in less than a week. Police report explaining how police found guns and armor at the residence of Jon DonovanIn December 2021, Jonathan Donovan figured it wise to brag about how he was both a felon AND man with guns! When police arrived, he told them that he was indeed a felon with guns, and gave a precise list of his arsenal.

As a member of the Proud Boys, Jonathan Andrew Donovan has participated in numerous gang assaults. In June 2021, Jonathan Donovan, along with other members of the McKenzie River chapter, attacked protesters in Oregon City who had gathered to stand against a Proud Boy event. On August 22, 2021, he joined other Proud Boys in assaulting antifascist protesters in Portland. Jonathan Donovan can be seen firing a paintball gun on protesters and unarmed medics. On October 23, 2022, Jonathan Donovan again attacked people with a paintball gun, shooting indiscriminately at the crowd that had gathered to defend Old Nick’s from a fascist attack. Proud Boys in Oregon City march towards the camera. One PB shield is visible. Jon Donovan holds a paintball gun. Jonathan Donovan prepares to shoot antifascist protesters with a paintball gun. Eugene Proud Boy Allen Swindler can be seen front and center. Photo from Daniel V Media. Stills of Jonathan Donovan in a yellow longsleeve and black vest, aiming a paintball gun at protesters in Portland. Jonathan Donovan reloads a paintball gun as Proud Boys attack antifascists in Portland, OR on 8/22/21. Jonathan Donovan is seen in the foreground shooting his paintball gun at a fleeing medic in Portland. A video posted to Twitter shows Jonathan Donovan firing paintballs at a medic during the 8/22/21 Proud Boy hate rally in Portland, OR.

Jonathan Donovan wears an oversized realtree jacket, a dark grey gator, grey camo pants, and a light grey hat with sunglasses. Jonathan Andrew Donovan, like other Proud Boys, was not in colors in Eugene on 10/23/22. Instead, he wore a dazzling display of RealTree and camo. Stills from a video show Jon Donovan hunched slightly over and firing paintballs at antifascists in EugeneJonathan Andrew Donovan attacked the crowd in Eugene on 10/23/22 with paintballs, as can be seen in this videoJonathan Donovan and Jeffrey Mustin stand slightly apart in a city street. Jonathan is firing a patinball gun while walking backwards. Jonathan Andrew Donovan and MR Proud Boy leader Jeffrey Mustin attacked the crowd in Eugene with paintballs and mace, respectively. Erik Neal can be seen in the Rogue brewing hoodie.

Jonathan Andrew Donovan lives in apartment #4 at 158 17th Street in Springfield, Oregon. He drives a red 2006 Dodge Ram 1500, Oregon license plate 759 LYA. The vehicle has a Proud Boy wreath sticker and blue line sticker on the passenger side. Jonathan is engaged to Angel Rose Smith (aka Angel Rose), DOB 2/18/1996. Jonathan Donovan owns a red 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 with OR plates 759LYA. It is typically found parked outside his apartment.

Joseph Matthew Lester

Four images of Joey Lester. Without a hat, he looks like a thumb with facial features or possibly a naked molerat, we couldn't decide. Joseph Matthew Lester (DOB 2/25/1974) AKA Joey Lester is a Proud Boy from the greater Portland area and a member of the PDX Proud Boys chapter. He has been a mainstay at far-right events along the I-5 corridor in Oregon. On January 6, 2021, while other members of the Proud Boys were forcing their way into the US Capitol, Joseph Matthew Lester was attacking a small group of antifascist protesters in Salem, Oregon, alongside neo-Nazi murderer Kyle Brewster. On October 23, 2022, Joey Lester traveled to Eugene with other Proud Boys from the PDX chapter including Matteo Dagradi, Travis Taylor, and Carl “Flipp” Todd. A Black and white photo of proud boys on a street corner in Sandy Oregon. Joey Lester is show in color. He is dressed in a brown jacket. Joseph Lester and other Proud Boys flash white power hand signs while protesting a pride event in Sandy, OR. Photo from the wonderful Daniel V Media. Joey Lester is seen rushing towards an antifascist. To his left is nazi murderer Kyle Brewster. Joseph Lester attacks antifascists alongside Nazi murderer Kyle Brewster in Salem, OR on 1/6/21. Photo from our besties at Rose City Antifa. After Brewster attacked the antifascists, Lester greeted him with open arms. Joey Lester and two other proud boys stand on a roof. A badly made banner says "free our political prisoners."Joseph Lester stands with Carl “Flipp” Todd and Miles Douglas Furrow on an abandoned KMart roof in Portland on 8/22/21. Miles Furrow would go on to commit a brutal assault against an unarmed man in a truck. Joseph Matthew Lester stands with other Proud Boys in Eugene OR on 10/23/22.

Joseph Matthew Lester works as a driver for Pacific Machinery & Tool Steel Company. Please contact them at *67 503-226-7656 and ask that they fire white supremacist hate group member Joseph “Joe” Lester. Joseph Matthew Lester lives in apartment 5 at 2103 SW 257th Avenue in Troutdale, Oregon. He owns a blue 2016 Kia Optima, Oregon plate 807 JPF, and a 2015 Jeep Compass, Oregon plate 548 KYN. The Jeep has a “Let’s Go Brandon” sticker on the back windshield. A blue KIA and white Jeep owned by Joey LesterJoey Lester owns the two vehicles shown above.

Jackie Stewart Vicari

Four photos of Jackie Vicari. He has a round face and bad facial hair, a goatee and mustache combo.Jackie Stewart Vicari (DOB 1/23/1975) AKA Jack Vicari is a member of the McKenzie River Proud Boys from Eugene, Oregon. Jack has a history of domestic violence, like many other members of the Proud Boys. In 2016, he was arrested for assaulting and strangling his wife in front of their children and charged with assault IV and strangulation. On October 23, 2022, Jackie “Jack” Vicari took part in the homophobic protest at Old Nick’s. He sexually harassed a journalist on video while holding his can of mace. Legal document that shows that Jack Vicari has a history of domestic violenceJackie “Jack” Stewart Vicari rallied in Eugene to “Save the Children” but has no problem strangling his wife in front of their children. Photo showing a group of Proud Boys, including Jack Vicari with his back turned, in Eugene ORJackie Vicari holds a radio as the Proud Boys are chased out of Eugene on 10/23/2022. Extremely violent Proud Boy Travis Taylor stands to his right. A cloud of yellow smoke engulfs a city block. Jack Vicari and other Proud Boys can be seen standing around in it. Jackie Vicari stands in a cloud of yellow smoke that was kindly returned to the Proud Boys who threw it at a crowd in Eugene on 10/23/2022. Neo-Nazi David Willis can be seen to his right. Wanna-be mass shooter Zachary Caster is to his left.

Jackie “Jack” Stewart Vicari lives alone in Eugene, Oregon. He is active in the speed racing community and competes at the Cottage Grove Speedway. He has distinct tattoos on his arms and knuckles. Jack Vicari stands in a Proud Boy hat with a comically large check for a raceJackie Vicari wears a Proud Boy hat at a racing event.

Richard Jim Wynn

Three photos of Richard Wynn, an old looking white dude with hardly visible eyebrows and sunken cheeks. Richard Jim Wynn (DOB 9/26/1973) AKA Ricky Wynn, Ricky Doll, is a member of the McKenzie River Proud Boys from Springfield, Oregon. He was in attendance on October 23, 2022, when Proud Boys and other neo-Nazis staged to attack Old Nick’s. Richard is married to Erin Wynn and he runs a property rental business in the Eugene area. According to public records, Richard Wynn owns three properties in Lane county: 952 M Street in Springfield, where he lives, 3750 Gem Avenue in Springfield, and 921 25th Street in Springfield, Oregon. Richard Wynn stands with other Proud Boys. He wears a black snapback style hat and dark grey clothes.Richard Jim Wynn AKA Ricky Wynn/Ricky Doll stands with other members of the Proud Boys hate group in Eugene on 10/23/2022. COPS NW member Shelby Walman is also visible.

Eric Nathan Rogers

Three images of Eric Rogers. He wears a hat and glasses in two.

Eric Nathan Rogers (DOB 10/15/1981) is a member of the McKenzie River Proud Boys and lives in Springfield, Oregon. When he is not paling around with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, he is churning out low effort lip-sync videos on TikTok– a lot of them. Eric Rogers was driving a truck with Jeffrey Mustin in the back during the unpermitted Fourth of July parade in Creswell, Oregon. On October 23, 2022, Eric participated in the homophobic protest against Old Nick’s and threatened counter-protesters. Eric Rogers flashes the OK sign out of a vehicle in Creswell OR. He has an arm tat partially visible. He wears a Proud Boys hat. Eric Nathan Rogers flashes the Proud Boys “OK” hand sign out of his pickup truck during a PB parade in Creswell, OR. Three tiktok screenshots of Eric Rogers show his upper body and tattoos. Eric Rogers, who is in his 40s, has several hundred videos on his TikTok account. He has distinct tattoos, as shown here. We do not recommend that you watch these videos. Eric Rogers stands with a large protest sign in Eugene. Eric Nathan Rogers stands next to Eugene Proud Boy Erik Neal in Eugene on 10/23/2022.

Scott Marshall Gourley

4 photos show Scott Gourley. He is a white man with curly grey and brown hair often cut short, a grey mustache that goes down the sides of his mouth, and thin grey eyebrows.

Scott Marshall Gourley (DOB 3/4/1963) is a Springfield resident and a regular at far-right events in the area. In the last year, Scott has grown closer with the McKenzie River Proud Boys, appearing at a number of Proud Boy events and meetups. On October 23, 2022, Scott Gourley took part in the anti-drag story time hate rally in Eugene, Oregon. He wore a camouflage ski mask and a plate carrier. Scott drives a Black 2000 Isuzu Trooper with the Oregon license plate 998 FYY. There is a Checkered Past MMA sticker in the back right window. Two photos showing Scott Gourley in a camo plate carrier. Scott Gourley in Salem, OR on 5/1/21 (left) and in Eugene on 10/23/22. He wears the same grey hard knuckle gloves and camo carrier at both events. photo of a black vehicle with oregon plate 998 fyy and a checkered past sticker on the back window. Photo is taken from behind the vehicle. Scott Gourley drives a Black 2000 Isuzu Trooper with the Oregon license plate 998 FYY, pictured here near the hate rally in Eugene on 10/23/22.

Vince James Burroughs

Five photos of Vince Burroughs are arranged horizantally. He is a white man with dark eyebrows and stubble.

Vince “Vincent” James Burroughs (DOB 11-15-1972) is a member of the McKenzie River Proud Boys from Fall Creek, Oregon. Vince enjoyed a few minutes of fame in 2014 when he claimed that he was seduced by an IRS agent. During the George Floyd uprising, Vince stood out as one of the more violent of the far-right antagonists in the Eugene area. Vince joined up with the Proud Boys and flew across the country to Washington DC to take part in a Proud Boy incursion on December 12, 2020, with Eugene Proud Boys Chris Tough, Austin Walker, and Avani Lange. Four people were stabbed as the gang roamed the streets, vandalizing a historically Black church. Vince Burroughs was also present on October 23, 2022, when Proud Boys and other neo-Nazis threatened to attack a drag story time event in Eugene, Oregon. Vince James Burroughs’ last known address is in Fall Creek, Oregon.Vince Burroughs wears a backwards hat like the cool kids do as he tries to attack BLM supporters in EugeneVince James Burroughs joined other far-right agitators in attacking a Black Lives Matter protest on July 25, 2020. He has a distinct tattoo on the back of his neck. Vince Burroughs in Eugene. He wears a Square Deal Construction materials hat, a yellow don't tread on me gator, black sunglasses, and a hoodie with the text "world wide angler fall creek oregon" on the back around a fish.Vince Burroughs in Eugene, OR on 10/23/2022. He wears hoodie advertising where he lives. Thanks Vince! Way to make it easy for us!

Brent Michael Goodrich

Four pics of Brent goodrich, a white man with a chubby nose, a short beard, and greying facial hair. Brent Michael Goodrich (DOB 7/1/1982) is an affiliate of the McKenzie River Proud Boys from Oklahoma, now living in Springfield, Oregon. He was featured in a 2019 news story about exorcisms, in which Brent explained that he had been plagued by demons and “they’re constantly, constantly making noise.” Brent Goodrich allegedly assaulted a Black Lives Matter protester during a Black Unity event in the Thurston neighborhood on July 29, 2020. Posts from a since deleted Facebook account used by Brent include death threats and racist memes. On October 23, 2022, Brent Goodrich joined other members of the Proud Boys in harassing and attacking the drag story time event at Old Nick’s. Two FB posts from Brent Goorich. One asks if you need tags to kill Antifa, the other is a picture of his gun and a threat to shoot anyone who covers their face. Brent Goodrich posts about his desire to kill Antifa on a now deleted Facebook account. He reminds those who go out to “loot and attack people” that, should they encounter him, they could score a crappy cheap S&W pistol. Eric Rogers holds a signBrent Goodrich and other members of the McKenzie River Proud Boys like Erik Neal and Bryan Costa harass a drag story time event in Eugene on 10/23/22. Christian extremist David Scott Marston can be seen with the megaphone.

Kyle Dwight Halsey

Three Face photos of Kyle Halsey. He is a bald man with a thin beard. He has a neck tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Kyle Dwight Halsey (DOB 9/28/1985) AKA JuneBug is a member of the Proud Boys hate group from Harrisburg, Oregon. Kyle Halsey previously owned and ran Halshaw Pro Contracting LLC . In May 2021, Kyle Halsey and other members of the then-burgeoning McKenzie River Proud Boys chapter gathered in Salem, Oregon for a “pro 2A” Proud Boy rally. Kyle Halsey was present on October 23, 2022 in Eugene when the McKenzie River Proud Boys threatened the drag story time event at Old Nick’s. Kyle has a rose tattoo on his left hand and a tattoo on the right side of his neck. Three shots of Kyle Halsey in Salem on may day 2021. He wears a PNW proud boy shirt, proud boy hat, and shiny pit viper style sunglasses. Kyle Halsey in Salem for the Proud Boys 5/1/21 rally. The PNW Proud Boy shirt was used by members of the McKenzie River chapter before they received shirts with their chapter name on them. Kyle Halsey in Eugene, he wears a black hat turned backwards, a grey flannel unbuttoned and showing a black plate carrier. He carries a radio and wears a set of gloves. Kyle Halsey in Eugene, OR on 10/23/22. Proud Boys used cheap radios to communicate during the rally, and Jeffrey Mustin dropped his while running away from antifascists. Oops!

Eddie Oliver Orton

Three face pics of Eddie Orton. He has a large head with an undefined chin, small mouth, and dark hair and eyebrows.

Eddie Oliver Orton (DOB 3/17/1972) is a member of the McKenzie River Proud Boys who currently lives in Springfield, Oregon. Eddie is essentially the waterboy for the McKenzie River chapter, but we didn’t want him to feel too left out so we decided to give him a mention here. In behind the scenes footage of the Proud Boys August 22, 2021 rally in Portland (Thanks Randy Ireland, please take more videos!), Eddie Orton can be seen standing by his pickup truck and handing out bottled water to Randy Ireland. On October 23, 2022, Eddie was spotted doing “security” for vehicles belonging to members of the Proud Boys. Eddie lives at 626 52nd Street in Springfield, Oregon.

Screenshot of Eddie Orton leaning on a white pickup truck, holding a beer in his right hand, in Portland OR on august 22nd, 2021. Eddie Oliver Orton plays waterboy for Proud Boys in Portland, OR on 8/22/21. This is a still from a video taken by New York Proud Boy Randy Ireland. The full set of videos from his gopro can be accessed through this article from our good friends at Rose City Antifa. Blurry photo of Eddie Orton standing near a truck on a street in Eugene. Eddie Oliver Orton leans on another person’s pickup truck while the other Proud Boys are having a hate rally down the street.

Conclusion

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The October 23, 2022 hate rally in Eugene was dressed up as a organic collection of angry locals, when it was actually an extremely organized effort by the Proud Boys and other fascists from all reaches of Oregon to attack the LGBTQ+ community. Despite the ongoing legal troubles that the leaders of the Proud Boys are wrapped up in, in Oregon and especially in the Eugene-Springfield area the Proud Boys continue to pose a dire threat to marginalized groups and the broader community. This threat must not go unanswered, and the antifascist mobilization on October 23, 2022 is a great blueprint for confronting future fascist incursions. A diverse group of militant antifascists and community members opposed to hate were able to come together on short notice, defend the event space, resist attempts at pacification by “peace police” and eventually force the Proud Boys to flee Eugene for a second straight time.

We want to extend our love and thanks to all those who came out to defend the drag story time event and everyone who fights to make the world an unsafe space for fascists. You inspire us everyday!

If you have any tips about Proud Boys in the Eugene-Springfield area, attendees of the 10/23 hate rally, or general tips about fascist activity, send us an email at: eugeneantifa [at] protonmail [dot] com.

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