Tre Arrow's arraignment was held in the Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland this afternoon at 1:30 pm. After a bow and greeting of Namaste from Tre, the short hearing began before Judge Dennis Hubel.
With the indictments moving forward with Tre pleading not guilty to conspiracy and arson next came the issue of Tre's name with the court's query about Tre's "legal" name, changed from Michael Scarpitti to Tre Arrow. It was resolved that court documents will go forward using both names after name change documents are provided. A request was made regarding Tre's raw vegan diet. It was ordered that U.S. marshals will provide the proper diet.
Greeted by press outside the courthouse after the arraignment, Loney stated that Tre felt that the time was right to return to Oregon to set the record. "His spirit is great." Said Loney. "We are very happy that U.S. marshals will meet his raw vegan diet. He is a strong, centered and spiritual individual. This is what has carried him through."
Hubel scheduled Arrow's trial for May 6th. Arrow is to be held as a flight risk and potential danger pending the trial. Arrow is currently being held in Multnomah County. Because of security concerns it is not yet known where he will be moved to. Tre faces fourteen counts with the charges of arson and conspiracy alone possibly resulting in life sentences.
Also speaking to press was Tre's sister Shawna Scarpitti. "Over the past four years we've had the time to discuss about how unjust and unfair what he is facing is. He absolutely believes that his attorneys will secure his freedom." She also stated that there will soon be a fund raiser held for Tre. This info will be posted at www.trearrow.org.