Burglar Arrested Linked To Creach Break-In - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Burglar Linked To Creach Appears In Court

(Exclusive photo taken by photographer Nick Beber) (Exclusive photo taken by photographer Nick Beber)

UPDATE: A man accused of a series of burglaries appeared in court on Tuesday. The suspect is identified as Valen Bussell. Bussell is being held on a 50-thousand dollar bail. Bussell's next arraignment is set for December 29th. Bussell was arrested on Monday.

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Detectives from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and Spokane Valley Police Department have arrested one man after linking him to a series of burglaries last week, including the home of Ernie Creach.

Ernie is the son of Scott Creach, a former pastor and current nursery owner who was shot and killed by a deputy after a confrontation in August.

At least one gun was stolen from Creach's home when it was burglarized last Monday. It is unclear if the firearm has been recovered.

Valen E. Bussell was arrested on one count of residential burglary and one count of first degree burglary. Detectives also linked Bussell to a break-in that occurred last Monday off of Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley.

Detectives arrested Bussell in an apartment complex on east Upriver Drive on Monday afternoon. Authorities identified him as a person of interest last week, but didn't find him until today.

Detectives stopped his car last night in the Valley area, but the driver ran.  Authorities later developed information that led them to the apartment where they arrested Bussell.

Bussell is also being held on an arrest warrant out of Oregon for residential burglary.

Bussell  is expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.

KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

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