Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 27-year-old man Thursday after several Medical Lake residents reported he entered, tried to enter or damaged their property.
The incident began around 11:40 p.m., when deputies responded to the report of a male who broke into an occupied home in the 900 block of North Golden Court.
A resident in the home said the suspect, Cody F. Wolfley, broke through her front door and was standing in the entryway of the home. The victim told deputies that Wolfley appeared “out of it” and kept saying, “Help me.” When the homeowner yelled at him to get out, Wolfley ran away.
Soon after, several other 911 calls reported a male trying to break into homes in the same area, in the 600 block of East Kathy Lee.
A deputy who arrived drew his weapon and confronted Wolfley, who was standing next to the front door of a residence. Wolfley was quickly detained without incident.
A neighbor told deputies he observed Wolfley screaming as he walked toward the front door of his house. He said he heard Wolfley kick the front door, so he armed himself and used his body weight to hold the door closed, preventing entry.
Another neighbor said he heard a male yelling in his backyard and a pounding noise near his bedroom window. He armed himself, went outside and saw Wolfley kicking his fence. The neighbor told deputies he pointed his weapon at Wolfley and told him to leave and that Wolfley jumped the fence and ran away.
A search revealed a felony drug warrant for Wolfley’s arrest, a loaded syringe believed to contain methamphetamine and two small baggies containing suspected heroin, according to the sheriff’s office.
Wolfley booked into Spokane County Jail for residential burglary, attempted residential burglary, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespass, three counts of malicious mischief and his felony warrant.
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