A Spokane Valley woman and her mother allegedly recruited four men to help beat up the woman’s husband and steal belongings from his home.
Richard Pollard, 57, told Spokane County sheriff’s deputies that the group beat him with baseball bats, a hammer, a stick and a phone before raiding his home and attempting to steal his car on May 22, according to court records. His wife, Randi Boulet, 26, was arrested Monday and booked into the Spokane County Jail. She was released Tuesday on a $30,000 bond.
Boulet and her mother, Jamie Boulet, 46, face second-degree assault and first-degree robbery charges. Deputy Mark Gregory said the elder Boulet has not been arrested, and the four men have not been identified.
Pollard, the alleged victim, was released from federal prison in 2011 after serving 15 years for dealing methamphetamine and hiding loaded handguns in his baby’s crib. In 2007, Jamie Boulet was one of 19 defendants convicted of smuggling meth and cocaine from Mexico to the Spokane area in 2004 and 2005.
Last month’s incident took place at 4613 N. Sullivan Road. Pollard told deputies that he and his wife had been arguing “over property issues and her heroin addiction,” according to court records. She was yelling in a bedroom, so he went to the living room to watch TV, he told deputies.
Boulet emerged from the bedroom to open the front door, letting in her mother and the four unidentified men. While beating him, Jamie Boulet allegedly told one of the men to kill Pollard, and the man threatened to slit Pollard’s throat while swinging a knife. Pollard began fighting back, and the group fled, he told deputies.
The group allegedly stole Pollard’s keys, cellphone, house phone, laptop and other items from the house, then tried unsuccessfully to start his Jeep, which had a dead battery. Jamie Boulet and two of the men allegedly stole $200 from the wallet in his back pocket.
Deputies reported that Pollard had deep cuts, red marks and bruises on his face and was treated for a concussion at Sacred Heart Medical Center. They reported the bedroom door had been damaged near the doorknob, as if it had been forced open.
The situation is still under investigation.
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