Guilty plea for burglar caught in Camas manhunt

Man admits a string of five crimes; other charges are dropped

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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A 24-year-old former Arlington man pleaded guilty Friday in Clark County Superior Court to five crimes related to a Prune Hill burglary and three-hour manhunt Nov. 19 in Camas.

Bradley Eric Jensen will be sentenced Jan. 7 by Judge Scott Collier for first-degree burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, third-degree assault, second-degree possession of stolen property and misdemeanor vehicle prowling. In exchange for his guilty plea, other charges, including a hit-and-run of a police officer's vehicle, were dropped.

He broke into a Prune Hill woman's home Nov. 19 in the 1600 block of Northwest 27th Avenue and stole jewelry and other personal items before attempting to flee in a stolen white Honda, authorities said. Two Camas police officers sustained minor injuries as they attempted to apprehend Jensen, and at one point, Jensen struck a police vehicle with the stolen vehicle. After he crashed the Honda in a nearby yard, he fled on foot into the surrounding neighborhood and was apprehended nearly three hours later by officers and police dogs.

Jensen, who is homeless, also faces criminal charges in Pierce County and has multiple prior criminal convictions.

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