Citizens apprehend Clackamas County carjacking suspect in Portland

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: May 12, 2013, 4:49 p.m.

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On Sunday, May 12, Clackamas County Dispatch received a report of a wrong-way driver on Hwy 212. The vehicle was then reported to have pulled into the Hampton Inn on 82nd Drive in Clackamas.

Witnesses said a male driver crashed the car into a parked car in the Hampton Inn parking lot, then ran to an occupied Dodge truck and forcibly pulled the driver out of the truck. The male then threatened a female passenger inside the truck, saying he was armed and would kill her. The passenger was able to exit the vehicle without injury.

The suspect -- later identified as Jonathan Bryan Yager Jones, 31 -- then fled the area northbound on I-205.

The suspect was reported to be involved in several other hit-and-runs near the Stark / Washington exit.

Portland Police then reported that suspect Jones was held down by citizens after making threats with a knife. The suspect was then arrested by Portland Police.

After being treated for minor injuries, Jones was transported to Clackamas County Jail.

Deputies determined the first car the suspect crashed (at the Hampton Inn parking lot) was a stolen vehicle, taken in a burglary reported an hour before. The burglary occurred in unincorporated Milwaukie, within Clackamas County.

Jonathan Bryan Yager Jones is lodged in the Clackamas County Jail. His booking photo and info are here. He is booked on charges that include multiple counts of Robbery and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Ex-Con in Posssession of a Firearm, Theft I, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. His total bail is $500,000.


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Contact Info:
Nate Thompson, Deputy
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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