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Naked man holding tree branches arrested in downtown Spokane

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of the naked man at 2nd Avenue and Monroe Street at 5 a.m. and found the suspect, Richard A. Sala, 29, naked, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department. (Spokane Police Department)
Officers responded to a report of the naked man at 2nd Avenue and Monroe Street at 5 a.m. and found the suspect, Richard A. Sala, 29, naked, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department. (Spokane Police Department)

Police arrested a naked man Tuesday morning who appeared high and was holding tree branches in both hands while fleeing officers in downtown Spokane.

Officers responded to a report of the naked man at Second Avenue and Monroe Street at 5 a.m. and found the suspect, Richard A. Sala, 29, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.

Sala ran from police, but officers arrested him near Railroad Avenue and Monroe street, according to the news release.

Sala was convicted of felony indecent exposure last week, on Aug. 7, and released on the same day, according to the news release. He was released with 147 days of credit from time served in Spokane County Jail after pleading guilty to the indecent exposure charge, according to court records.

On Monday, police were searching for Sala on Department of Corrections warrant because he did not abide to his post-conviction supervision agreement, according to the news release.

Sala will appear Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court.

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