Va. man sentenced to 132 years in prison for stealing tires

WASHINGTON — A jury sentenced a 38-year-old man to 132 years in prison for a series of tire and rim thefts in Loudoun County, Virginia.

In 2016, multiple victims in Loudoun County reported finding their trucks and SUVs mounted on cinder blocks in their driveways with vehicles’ tires and rims gone, according to a statement from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. In several cases, police found blue fibers from what appeared to be a moving blanket attached to the blocks.

Jason Brooks, 38, was stopped in New Jersey driving a white Ford Explorer where police found cinder blocks wrapped in a blue moving blanket, a floor jack and other tools used to remove lug nuts, the statement said.

Brooks was 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.

The jury’s verdict sentenced Brooks, who has two prior felony convictions, to a total of 132 years in prison, 63 months in jail and $6,000 in fines.

Brooks will face final sentencing in October 2017. He also faces charges on identical offenses in Fairfax County, Prince William County and New Jersey.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.


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