August 9, 2023
Jesse Dane Brower was sentenced today after pleading guilty to multiple auto theft-related charges. As part of a plea agreement, Judge Melvin Oden-Orr sentenced him to 36 months in prison on the following charges:
- One count of Trafficking in Stolen Vehicles
- One count of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
- One count of Aggravated Identity Theft
- One count of Felony Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer
- Two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person
Brower also admitted to failing to obey all laws as required by his terms of probation on two previous court cases and, therefore, his probation was revoked.
DA Mike Schmidt said, “This case reflects a truly expeditious resolution and shows the results we can accomplish by working together. We will continue this type of coordinated, targeted work through the Auto Theft Task Force in order to prevent this type of damaging criminal behavior, reduce victimization, and ultimately make our communities safer.”
Auto Theft Task Force Deputy DA Cody Linderholm said, “I am grateful for the collaboration between PPB East SVO officers, MCSO, and the Parole and Probation department for their thorough investigation that led to a search warrant, arrest, indictment, and quick resolution of Mr. Brower’s cases. Due to the Task Force’s efforts, we quickly reached an agreement that is fair and more robust than the presumptive sentence, which brings swift justice to the community for the behavior of Mr. Brower.”
Deputy DA Linderholm added, “The Task Force is committed to investigating, arresting, and indicting car thieves in Multnomah County. If you are involved with the prolific stealing of vehicles in Multnomah County, you are on our radar, and we will be seeking prison time on cases when appropriate.”
Brower is currently in custody at the Multnomah County Inverness Jail and will be transported to the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.
The DA’s Office thanks the Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, and Multnomah County Department of Community Justice for their assistance with this case.