Keizer man Jacob Michael Brown, 28, was arrested on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 6 and faces charges extortion fourth-degree assault, strangulation and menacing.
On the evening prior, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a domestic disturbance around 11 p.m. Saturday on Elma Drive SE in Salem. Deputies developed probable cause to arrest Brown.
Keizer Police officers attempted to take the Brown into custody in the 1700 block of Wildwood Place Northeast Sunday, but Brown was able to get away on foot and was believed to be armed with a pistol — according to Commander Jeffery Stutrud with the sheriff’s office.
The following day, Keizer officers responded to a burglary in progress at 4385 Verda Lane NE. According to Lt. Bob Trump, further investigation showed that after hiding in the brush to the west of Verda, Brown entered 4385 Verda through an unlocked back door. While inside the Verda address, he ate food from the refrigerator. When the homeowner came home through the front door, Brown fled out the back door and jumped over a fence, into the backyard of 4375 Verda Lane, where he was confronted by the homeowner.
From there, the suspect walked to a nearby garage sale and was seen by a responding officer milling around clothing that was for sale. When additional officers arrived, the resident hosting the garage sale told them Brown selected clothing and asked to step inside their home to try on the clothes. Officers met up with Brown, just inside the door of that home, and arrested him without incident. He was booked into Marion County jail.
Back in July, Brown was charged with second-degree theft, three counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle and first-degree burglary.