Accused serial burglar indicted for arson, theft

The grand jury also indicted Alexis C. Huntley. A warrant has gone out for her arrest

Jordan Bradley Payne, 21, was indicted on Tuesday after 20 people testified before the Multnomah County grand jury.
Jordan Bradley Payne, 21, was indicted on Tuesday after 20 people testified before the Multnomah County grand jury.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A man who police describe as a serial burglar will be arraigned on Wednesday morning.

Jordan Bradley Payne, 21, was indicted on Tuesday after 20 people testified before the Multnomah County grand jury.

The grand jury also indicted Alexis C. Huntley. A warrant has gone out for her arrest.

According to police, Payne has been in custody at the Multnomah County Detention Center since late October.

Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s Burglary Unit opened their investigation after discovering a pattern of residential burglaries that linked back to Payne.

Payne is charged with 14 counts of first-degree burglary, 10 counts of first-degree theft, 11 counts of ID theft, and one count each of first-degree arson and first-degree aggravated theft.

The arson charge stems from a fire that occurred during a burglary at a residence in the 3300 block of Northeast 83rd Avenue on Oct. 5.

Records show that most of the burglaries that police are investigating occurred in north and northeast Portland.

Detectives said some of the items that were stolen during the burglaries were pawned by Huntley. Police also were able to match Payne’s fingerprints in some of the cases.

Most of the items that were stolen included electronics.

In two cases, police found the victims’ fridge and freezers left open on purpose by intruder.

When Payne made his first court appearance earlier this month, he plead not guilty.

Note: An earlier version of this story said Mr. Payne’s arraignment would be held Friday, court staff moved up the hearing to Wednesday after the grand jury indictment was issued on Tuesday.