|Clackamas County looking for suspect in bedroom burglary|
|Published on Friday February 4, 2011 - 1:46 PM|
She heard a noise. At first, she thought the family cat was being rambunctious. She opened her eyes -- and was shocked to see an intruder standing in her bedroom, rummaging through her jewelry box.
The victim, Sandi Duvall, screamed as loud as she could. The intruder ran from her home to an occupied vehicle waiting at the front of her home.
A neighbor witnessed an occupied vehicle containing the suspect flee the scene at a high rate of speed.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and investigators responded to the Duvall residence and processed the residence for evidence.
Investigators obtained a forensic sketch of the male suspect, a suspect vehicle description, and spoke with an additional witness. Investigators also learned a wallet belonging to Sandi Duvall had been stolen from the home during the burglary.
Several days later -- at 7:42 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 -- a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Clackamas area on a vehicle described as a bronze-colored 1999 Pontiac sedan. The vehicle failed to yield -- resulting in a short vehicle pursuit.
The male driver and female passenger in this vehicle were able to successfully flee on foot from the abandoned vehicle. However, they did leave a large amount of stolen property inside the vehicle -- including the wallet allegedly stolen from the Duvall residence on Jan. 21.
Deputies have identified a suspect -- believed responsible for both the Duvall burglary and the Jan. 24 vehicle pursuit.
This suspect fugitive is identified as Geontae Brachaurd Jones, 18, of Northeast Portland. Jones is physically described as follows:
- African-American male
- Age 18
- 137 lbs.
- Brown eyes
- Black, afro-styled hair
- Jones reportedly has pierced ears, scars on both his left and right legs, and a tattoo on his left arm.
Jones was previously on parole from The Maclaren facility in Woodburn, and is presently wanted for a violation of his parole agreement. Sheriff's Office investigators have probable cause to arrest Jones on pending charges of Burglary and vehicle pursuit-related crimes.
The female burglary victim, Sandi Duvall, has expressed her willingness to interview with media. Please contact Detective Jim Strovink directly to set up interviews.
Anyone with information concerning this crime and fugitive is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form.