Man convicted of indecent exposure found naked, arrested in downtown Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - A man recently released after being convicted of felony indecent exposure, is back in custody. 

A warrant was issued for Richard Sala's arrest for escaping community custody after not following his post-conviction supervision agreement. 

An officer responded to a report of a naked man, who appeared high, standing near 2nd Ave and Monroe St early Tuesday morning. Spokane Police said the man was identified as Sala. When officers tried to contact him, he ran away with tree branches in both hands. 

Sala was taken into custody near Railroad Avenue and Monroe Street after running around the block. 

Sala was convicted of felony indecent exposure on August 7. He was immediately released that same day and was later seen wandering around downtown Spokane. 

Sala's criminal history stretches back to 2008, including nine felonies and 19 misdemeanors. His convictions include criminal mischief, multiple third-degree assaults, first and second-degree theft, retail theft, criminal trespassing, harassment, resisting arrest and driving without a license.