Crime spree suspect to plead guilty to Portland charges

He will agree to be extradited to Clark County, prosecutor says

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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A Vancouver man who allegedly led police on a wild 90-minute chase after committing two bank robberies is expected to plead guilty today to a charge in Multnomah County.

In an effort to move him quickly back to Clark County, Brent Woodall is expected to plead guilty to third-degree robbery in Multnomah County Circuit Court in downtown Portland. As part of the plea agreement, he will agree to be extradited to Clark County, where he faces seven felony charges, prosecutors said.

The presumptive sentence for Woodall on the third-degree robbery charge is probation, said Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Glen Banfield. The charge relates to an attempted carjacking moments before Woodall was apprehended by police in north Portland.

After waiving extradition, Woodall is expected to make his first appearance in Clark County Superior Court sometime in the middle of next week, said Clark County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield.

On the afternoon of June 20, Woodall, a former bodybuilder and fitness trainer, is accused of robbing Riverview Community Bank in Hazel Dell and the Bank of America branch on Auto Mall Drive.

As he fled from responding officers, Woodall is accused of several carjacking attempts, one of which was successful, and a hit-and-run crash. He was apprehended after fleeing into north Portland, when he was pinned between a patrol cruiser and a minivan.

The day of the crime spree was Woodall’s 29th birthday.