Portland police have arrested a 49-year-old man they say may be linked to 19 armed robberies in the past six weeks at fast food outlets, nail salons and ice cream shops in the area.
James Robert Wiley was booked into the Multnomah County jail on Wednesday for investigation of one count of first-degree robbery and a parole violation. Armed with a search warrant, detectives searched his car and hotel room, recovering two replica firearms and other evidence that police say connects him to the robberies.
Sgt. Pete Simpson tells The Oregonian that a grand jury will consider additional charges next week.
Police say prosecutors in Oregon's Clackamas and Washington counties, as well as Washington's Clark County, may seek additional charges against Wiley.