Spokane Police: 11-time convicted felon broke into home, stole family’s gun

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SPOKANE, Wash.– The Spokane Police Department says an 11-time convicted felon was arrested for breaking into a home on Halloween and taking a gun.

Police say they were called to a home around 5:30 p.m. Sunday in southeast Spokane for reports of a burglary. The family who lives there said a man kicked in their door and had a gun.

Officers say it looks like that was what happened and the man, Travis Thompson, 37, had fired at least one round during the situation. Police say Thompson also took a gun from the home.

Less than three hours later, officers say they tracked down Thompson and arrested him. Police say Thompson is a stranger to the family whose house he broke into. Officers also say Thompson might have actually been looking for somebody not associated with the home he’s accused of burglarizing.

Investigators say they got a search warrant for Thompson’s car and found the stolen gun, along with other evidence linking him to the burglary.

Thompson was booked into the Spokane County jail and faces charges of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm and theft of a firearm.

The police department says is an 11-time convicted felon.