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Joseph Kelly Banks biography: 13 things about Portland, Oregon man


Joseph Kelly Banks is a resident of Oregon, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In 2007, federal prosecutors charged him with being a felon in possession of a weapon. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia and antisocial personality disorder.
  2. In 2009, he was released from prison.
  3. In 2011, he was taken back into custody after he skipped several medical appointments in violation of the terms of his release.
  4. In May 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons‘ risk assessment panel reported that releasing him would create a substantial risk of bodily injury or serous damage to the property of another.
  5. In June 2020, his treatment team reported that he no longer required inpatient psychiatric care he and sufficiently recovered from his mental illness.
  6. He spent at least 10 years in federal custody under psychiatric care, much of which were at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, USA. He was released to a halfway house under federal supervision on a court order in February 2021. In January 2022, he was transferred to a group home for adults in Portland, Oregon.
  7. On January 2, 2022, he allegedly fatally shot Isaiah Dewayne Hurst, 35, of Portland by North Vancouver Avenue and Morgan Street in Portland.
  8. On February 2, 2022, he allegedly fatally shot Jeff Ramirez, 35, of Portland by Southeast Stark Street and 119th Avenue in Portland. About a block away that day, he allegedly shot another person, who survived.
  9. On February 28, 2022, he allegedly shot two individuals in Portland. Both victims survived.
  10. On March 1, 2022, he allegedly fatally shot Mark Johnson, 55, of Portland by Dawson Park in the Eliot neighborhood in Portland.
  11. On March 2, 2022, he was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center in Portland without bond. 
  12. On March 29, 2022, he pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, three counts of second-degree murder with a firearm, three counts of unlawful use of a firearm, attempted murder with a firearm, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.
  13. He was 49 years old when he pleaded not guilty on March 29, 2022 to 15 counts. He is due back in court on May 9, 2022.

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)


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