HILLSBORO, Ore.- On November 21, 2019, a Washington County jury found Jason Jeremiah Patton guilty of two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree robbery. Deputy District Attorney William Stabler prosecuted Mr. Patton in Judge Oscar Garcia’s courtroom.

On October 28, 2018, Mr. Patton and his accomplice, Robert David Duke, committed an armed robbery at a Beaverton consignment shop. Mr. Duke held a female employee at gunpoint while they stole cash and jewelry. That jewelry had an estimated retail value of $250,000. The employee was not physically hurt during the robbery.

The two then fled the scene on foot. Mr. Patton ran into a nearby mobile home park where he forcibly stole an elderly woman’s vehicle. That attack left the woman with a broken arm. Mr. Patton then fled the scene in the stolen vehicle, which was later recovered in Portland, Oregon.

Mr. Duke was apprehended within just a few hours, but Mr. Patton was able to escape the area. He was able to elude authorities for several months until he was apprehended in Florida.

On January 16, 2019, Mr. Duke was sentenced to 90 months in prison for his role in the crime.

A sentencing hearing for Mr. Patton is set for December 5, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. in Judge Garcia’s courtroom.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of the Beaverton Police Department on this case. Officer Loren Andler and his training recruit at the time, Daniela Pamfilie, were instrumental in locating Mr. Duke in the hours after the robbery. Detectives Chad Opitz and Patrick McNair also played a pivotal role investigating the case. They secured evidence important to the eventual prosecution of both men.

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
November 22, 2019