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Jury Gives Maryland Man More Than a Century Behind Bars for Area Rim Thefts

by Kalina Newman — July 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm 12 Comments

A Loudoun County jury this week told a Maryland man that his penchant for stealing wheels would cost him a lifetime in prison.

Jason Brooks, 37, who police have connected to multiple tire and rim thefts in the area, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 137 years behind bars. His arrest in 2016 followed two previous felony charges for grand larceny in Loudoun County with intent to sell stolen property.

Brooks’ sentence includes being found guilty of six counts of grand larceny, six counts of larceny with intent to sell, three counts of destruction of property and three counts of tampering with an automobile. Police in Fairfax County have said that Brooks has also been connected to seven different tire and rim thefts here between March and July 2016, two of which occurred in Herndon.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Brooks’ apartment and a storage unit rented in his name contained bags of lug nuts, lug nut keys and business cards for “Jay’s Deals on Wheels.”

Following the guilty verdicts, according to an official statement, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Pohlner asked the jury to hand down a sentence that told Brooks “Jay’s Deals on Wheels is hereby shutdown.”

Brooks will face his final sentence from Loudoun County in October, and he still faces his additional charges in Fairfax County and two other jurisdictions.

  • EADGBE

    Who is Brooks? Jay Brooks? Who wrote this article?

    • Golden Goose Liberal

      Clearly a mental case, unsure why we would allow state coffers to drain into this pointless punishment – make it fit the crime! 10,000 hours of.community service and a 50 page essay written in confinement – how I got there and why I must leave this behind. What a waste!

      • EADGBE

        2 previous felonies …You should know they’re going to throw the book at him.

        • RestonAssurance

          I wonder if he’ll be transferred to Red Onion.

      • RestonAssurance

        GGL – Haha, that would be far more painful. Doesn’t appear to be the type to write essays.

    • Willie Reston

      You okay?

      • Tom

        The original version of this article did not include his first name.

    • RestonAssurance

      The thief’s name is Jayson or Jason Brooks.

  • taylor13

    I hate thieves…. but that is ridiculously excessive!

  • Jason Rub

    This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard, especially after just reading about how Robert Clinage stole at least $60k from SLHS, and he’ll probably just get a deferred sentence and probation. (https://www.restonnow.com/2017/07/20/police-ex-slhs-booster-club-treasurer-embezzled-at-least-60k/)

    I mean come on – does anybody actually think tires and rims are worth locking a man up for the rest of his life? Private property is the real theft lmao

  • TheKingJAK

    When a thief receives a harsher sentence than a child rapist, then you know there’s a problem.

  • east297

    Goodness…murderers get off with less time!

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