By The Chronicle
Two Graham residents were charged this week in Lewis County after they were reportedly caught inside a Glenoma residence.
Richard E. Prangley, 34, and Krista M. Dodson, 39, were charged as co-defendants with second-degree burglary Thursday in Lewis County Superior Court.
They were each granted $10,000 unsecured bail. Their next court appearances are set for Sept. 7.
According to court documents, deputies from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday of an attempted burglary in the 300 block of Meade Hill Road in Glenoma.
The alleged victim told 911 dispatchers he was following the suspects’ vehicle on U.S. Highway 12 toward Morton “at a high rate of speed,” according to court documents.
The Washington State Patrol reportedly had troopers in the area, and one trooper located the suspect vehicle and reported seeing a passenger throw items out a window.
Troopers stopped the vehicle and, with the help of a Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, found a glass methamphetamine smoking device that had been thrown out of the car, according to court documents.
Prangley told deputies he and Dodson stopped at the building because they ran out of gas. He did not explain how they were then able to speed away from the scene.
Dodson told deputies they were walking their dog in the area and went into the building “because it looked cool and was old and they wanted to look around,” according to court documents.