A Florida man arrested multiple times over the past year faces new charges after authorities say he robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway at gunpoint earlier this year.
Jarrod Deferrari, 24, of Sunrise, Florida faces charges of first-degree robbery, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, a man wearing a ski mask and gloves walked into 7-Eleven, 9145 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, on May 19, shortly after midnight. The robber pointed a handgun at a cashier and demanded money from the store's cash register, then ran off with cash and a handful of cigars he stole from the store, detectives said.
Police searched the area but did not find the suspect.
According to the Sheriff's Office, detectives found evidence in an abandoned home on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway which Deferrari had been staying in, leading them to believe Deferrari was a suspect in the case. Deferrari also made posts on social media which linked him to the robbery, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Deferrari was arrested Monday, June 28. At the time of his arrest, Deferrari was already in the Washington County Jail on unrelated burglary charges. Deferrari was arrested in June on charges he burglarized and damaged a home on Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.
Deferrari has made headlines a number of times in the past several months. Originally from Florida, Deferrari is accused of breaking windows in a church and other properties during a riot in Portland last year. In a separate case, Deferrari allegedly carried a loaded handgun, shotgun, knives and metal knuckles onto a TriMet bus in Beaverton.
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