Man breaks into home near Corbin Park while mother, child are inside
SPOKANE, Wash. — A man broke into a home near Corbin Park on W. Alice Ave Saturday night while a mother and her child were inside, according to the Spokane Police Department.
The mother heard a knock at the door but did not answer. Soon after, she and her 9-year-old child found 37-year-old Stephen Brown inside their home, police said.
According to SPD, Brown ran out of the home when the woman yelled that she was calling police.
When he left, she looked around the home and found that the intruder had pried a screen off a window and climbed inside.
She was able to give Brown’s description to police, who brought in a K9 to look for him. An officer arriving on the scene found a man, later identified as Brown, near the park. When the officer tried to contact him, Brown ran.
Police caught up with him and arrested him. Police said Brown had methamphetamine on him and already had an active felony warrant for another burglary.
Brown’s bail was set at $5,000 Monday afternoon, and if he is released, he cannot make contact with the home on E Cora Ave or those who live there.
He was booked into jail on those charges and a new charge of residential burglary.
Brown’s criminal history includes three convictions for drug possession, possession of stolen property, residential burglary, three convictions for theft, vehicle prowling, car theft, and hit and run.
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