Following a three-day jury trial, Jason L. Brooks, 38, was found guilty of a rash of tire and rim thefts that occurred last year.
A Circuit Court jury found Brooks 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.
In the cases, numerous victims awoke to find their trucks and SUVs up on cinder blocks in their driveway, with the tires and rims stolen. In several instances, investigators found blue fibers from what appeared to be a moving blanket attached to the blocks.
Trial testimony revealed that the break in the case came when law enforcement in New Jersey stopped Brooks as he was driving a white Ford Explorer. In the vehicle were cinder blocks wrapped in a blue moving blanket, a floor jack, and tools for removing lug nuts. Brooks also had used tape to black out the vehicle’s interior lights.
Loudoun detectives executed search warrants at Brooks’ storage unit and apartment, finding bags lug nuts, lug nut keys, and business cards for “Jay’s Deals on Wheels.” Also found in the storage unit, was personal property belonging to one of the victims. The jury was shown video from a neighbor’s security camera that showed the thief driving a white Ford Explorer.
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.”
The jury returned a verdict fixing Brooks’ sentence at a total of 132 years in prison, 63 months in jail, and $6,000 in fines.
Brooks’ criminal history includes two felony convictions for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault, and unlawful imprisonment.
Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 18 before Judge Stephen E. Sincavage who presided over the trial.
Brooks also faces charges in connection with identical offenses in New Jersey, Fairfax County, and Prince William County.