DA Mike Schmidt announces 50-month sentence for Leroy Parsons, 55, for repeat car theft 

PORTLAND, Oregon – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Leroy Alfred Parsons plead guilty to three counts of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Theft in the First Degree. A Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Parsons to 50 months in prison.

Parsons was found in unlawful possession of six cars between 2021 and 2022. In one incident he had an unlawful amount of meth on his person. In another, he had a window breaker tool on his person. The vehicles he was in unlawful possession of ranged from newer cars such as a 2017 Subaru and a 2022 Hyundai as well as older vehicles such as a 2000 Dodge. Many of the vehicles sustained damages such as broken windows, punched-out ignitions, and discarded license plates. In each incident, law enforcement retrieved the vehicles within days or weeks of being reported stolen.

“Cases like these are incredibly frustrating for the victims, our community, and the criminal justice system in a moment of system-wide strain and they make us less safe. Where Mr. Parsons is concerned, justice has been served. I am grateful for the hard work by Portland police officers to expeditiously retrieve these vehicles and gather the evidence needed for today’s outcome,” Deputy District Attorney Victor Mercardo stated.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks the Portland Police Bureau for their work on this case.