The suspect in a residential burglary in Spokane Valley had to be subdued by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy after refusing to stop and obey his commands.
At 12:06 a.m. on Monday, deputies responded to a residential burglary call at a home in the 8400 block of East Jackson. The woman who lived in the home told deputies she was asleep and woke up when she thought she heard her husband come inside the home. She called out for him several times, but there was no response other than the sound of footsteps approaching her bedroom.
She looked up out of bed and saw a man standing over her laughing. The woman yelled at the man several times to leave and he finally walked out of the room. She got up, got dressed and found the man sitting on the couch. Several minutes later her husband came home and the man left the home, walking south on Argonne.
A sheriff’s deputy located the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Christopher Lang, on Argonne and ordered him to stop. Lang failed to respond to multiple requests from the deputy to stop, so the deputy deployed his taser and took him into custody.
After being treated at the hospital for being tased, Lang was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of residential burglary, theft, obstructing and resisting arrest.