Home Invasion Suspect: “He Had A Big House”
SPOKANE, Wash. – Two teenagers and a 20-year-old man are accused of trying to rob a man on Spokane's South Hill because at least one of them had visited the home and decided the homeowner, "was rich because he had a big house."
Prosecutors allege in court documents the group approached the home on Thursday night with two guns and plastic zip ties as part of a plan to tie-up the homeowner and rob him. The homeowner slammed the door in the face of the group and called 911.
The homeowner's family was at basketball practice that night, including his 15-year-old son who reportedly knew at least one member of the group, according to a family member at the home Friday morning.
20-year-old David Randall made his preliminary court appearance on Friday afternoon where his bail was set at $100,000. A man who identified himself as Randall's adoptive father told the judge that David has special needs and physical disabilities. The man was unsure how his son could contribute to a plan to rob another man.
Sheriff's deputies found plastic zip ties, handguns and latex gloves on several of the suspects when they were arrested Thursday night a few blocks from the victim's home.
The two teenage suspects were scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Friday afternoon.
KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.
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