New charges filed against serial burglar already sitting in Spokane Co. jail
SPOKANE CO., Wash. — A 24-time convicted felon is facing new charges out of Spokane County.
Donald Myhren, 38, was already in jail when the new charges were handed down. On Friday, he was charged with burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree theft, stolen property and malicious mischief.
The charges come on the tail end of an investigation by law enforcement into the theft of truck, electronics, jewelry and several other items. According to court documents, Myhren is believed to have stolen all of these items from a family in Spokane Valley on January 4.
Myhren was already in custody for a separate burglary, also from January. In February, he was arrested after reportedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and valuables. That crime reportedly happened just three months after he posted bail for another burglary charge.
Myhren has a lengthy criminal history, including 24 felonies. Sixteen of those charges are for residential burglaries.
In 2013, Myhren was convicted of multiple burglary charges and was taken into custody by the Department of Corrections. He was released from prison in October 2017, where he was taken into community supervision. He was to remain under supervision for a little more than four years. But, according to court documents, Myhren was suspected of a burglary in April 2018 and again in August 2018.
Myhren’s bond is currently set at $90,000.
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