EDGEWOOD, Wash. -- A Pierce County man accused of stealing Miss Washington's crown faces additional charges of identity theft.
Jayson Broderson-Matthai, 32, faces seven counts of identity theft in addition to charges related to the theft of Miss Washington 2011 Brittney Henry's SUV. Broderson-Matthai pleaded not guilty to several counts of identity theft in court in Tacoma on Thursday and is being held on $100,000 bail.
Henry said that she was "super excited" to hear about the arrest and would like her crown returned.
Broderson-Matthai was arrested March 16 while driving a stolen car. The car was seen on surveillance video after a purchase was made with Henry's stolen credit card.
At his home, police found not only an item bought with Henry's credit card, but drivers licenses belonging to other theft victims.
Henry's SUV was stolen while parked in the driveway of her Edgewood home on February 28. Inside it was her crown, Miss Washington sash, gowns and debit and credit cards. They still haven't been located yet.
The SUV was found in Puyallup, but everything inside it was missing.
Police later found surveillance video from the Federal Way Lowe's showing two suspects using Henry's credit card. Her cars were also used at an ATM and a Walmart.
A Crimestoppers tip lead police to Jayson Broderson-Matthai. Officers searched his home and found stolen items.
In the Lowe's surveillance video, one of the suspects wore a Tacoma Fire Department jacket stolen from a firefighter's car in Edgewood the same day Henry's valuables were stolen from her car. There's no word on whether it has been located yet.