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Spokane burglary suspect is repeat offender

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2012, 4:48 p.m.

Grant Douglas Brough, 35 (Washington Department of Corrections)
Grant Douglas Brough, 35 (Washington Department of Corrections)

A burglary suspect accused of stealing a truck and gun from a northwest Spokane home is a repeat offender with a 19-year history of property crimes, police say.

Grant Douglas Brough, 35, was one of two men who ran from a traffic stop near East Sanson Avenue and North Mayfair Street late Tuesday, according to Spokane police. Police dog Leonidas tracked Brough to a garage in the 100 block of East Everett Avenue. Officers say Brough had OxyContin and methamphetamine with him as well as items stolen in a burglary in the 6300 block of North Assembly Street earlier that day.

The red Ford Explorer Brough abandoned also contained items stolen in the burglary, according to police.

Police found the burglary victim’s stolen truck near North Napa Street and East Fariview Avenue about four hours later. Another officer drove the victim to his truck so he could take it home.

Brough was booked into jail for a misdemeanor warrants and felony charges of residential burglary, theft of a firearm, theft of a motor vehicle, first-degree possession of stolen property and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Police say Brough, who has 13 felony convictions, is a member of the repeat offender program, which can lead to higher bonds and longer prison sentences.

Police say the burglary may be related to other burglaries and urged citizens to photograph valuables and record serial numbers.

Brough was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison in 2003 for meth and gun convictions. He was released from Department of Corrections supervision last May.

Judge Annette Plese today ordered him to stay in jail on $80,000 bond.

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