March 31, 2011 in City

Three charged in home invasion

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Three suspects have been charged in a gunpoint home-invasion robbery in Cheney last week.

Merle Leon Weeks, 17, Meshion M. Woodruff, 19, and Samuel Chavez, 23, are accused of breaking into their marijuana dealer’s home, handcuffing and binding a man with an iPod cord, and stealing cash, pot and electronics.

Weeks appeared in Superior Court Wednesday on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and unlawful imprisonment.

Woodruff appeared in court Tuesday. Both are in the Spokane County Jail, along with Chavez.

The robbery occurred March 21 at 15 N. Third St.

David K. Lindsay, 25, went to the Cheney police station at 2:30 a.m. and said two men broke into his home with guns and told him they were the police before ransacking him home.

Weeks “was a bit emotional” when he was arrested Friday at 620 W. Seventh St. in Cheney and apologized to his mother as he was led to the police car, according to court documents.

He gave a detailed interview to police and has been charged as an adult.


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