Teen indicted for 4 Portland armed robberies

Crime

Jarone Tarkeyce Walker Jr is accused of meeting his many of his victims through Facebook Marketplace

Jarone Tarkeyce Walker, Jr. April 27, 2020 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Multnomah County grand jury indicted a teenager on 4 counts of armed robbery, 3 of which happened within 8 days in April.

Jarone Tarkeyce Walker, Jr. was arrested April 24 in the 4700 block of North Mississippi, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said. Portland police said they found a loaded gun in Walker’s home.

Authorities linked the 19-year-old to robberies on April 5, April 11 and April 13 in the 4600 block of North Albina. The 4th charge dates to September 29, 2019 just one block away.

Walker allegedly used a gun to steal from 7 people over the course of the 4 robberies. Authorities said three of the robberies happened after Walker arranged to buy or sell something over Facebook Marketplace.

He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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