Man convicted for Beaverton jewelry heist, carjacking

Washington County

Jason Jeremiah Patton eluded police for months, Washington County District Attorney says

Jason Jeremiah Patton was convicted of two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree robbery by a Washington County jury Thursday November 21, 2019 (photo courtesy Washington County District Attorney’s Office).

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) — A man who authorities say eluded them for months was finally convicted Thursday for his role in a two person jewel theft that occurred over a year ago.

Jason Jeremiah Patton was found guilty of two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree robbery by a Washington County jury.

Patton’s accomplice, Robert David Duke, was convicted by a Washington County jury in January for his hand in stealing $250,000 in jewelry along with cash from a Beaverton consignment shop on October 28, 2018. He received a seven year sentence.

Duke had been apprehended shortly after the heist, in which a woman was held at gunpoint but reported no injuries.The jewels were recovered by police and returned after Duke made a phone call from the jail to a woman and disclosed its location, which was audio recorded.

Patton had escaped the area after forcibly stealing an elderly woman’s car at a nearby mobile home, Washington County District Attorney’s Office said. The 79-year-old woman was left with a broken arm and the car was recovered in Portland

Patton was eventually apprehended in Florida after dodging police for several months.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 5, 2019.

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