SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- A man claiming to help Spokane Co. residents move was actually robbing their house, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies responded to a possible burglary call around 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 13500 block of North Addison.
They arrived to see a white Jeep Cherokee in the driveway and could hear yelling from the house.
Casey Hallman, 23, then ran from the home with several snowboards, jumped in the Jeep and allegedly tried to flee along with a woman. Deputies were able to pull Hallman out of the driver’s seat before he could escape.
Hallman told police he was helping friends move, but the homeowner confirmed this was a burglary.
Police say they found several electronics in the Jeep, which turned out to be stolen. Deputies took Hallman to the Spokane Co. Jail and say they found a bag of marijuana and three Oxycodone pills in his pocket.
Hallman was charged with residential burglary, first-degree theft, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, obstructing and possession of marijuana. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.
The woman may be charged at a later time.