SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A local mother told KHQ she is at
her wits' end after her son was arrested for causing $100,000 in damages to a
home in Spokane Valley early Tuesday morning.
Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies said a pair of teens, ages
17 and 16, broke into the home in the 10500 block of E. 9th Street in Spokane
Valley around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. They arrested the teens within a matter of
hours and they now face charges of felony malicious mischief and residential
burglary. Per policy, KHQ is not identifying the teens since they are
To make matters worse, the homeowners are in the process of
trying to sell the home. Now, one mother told KHQ that she wants her son to stay
in jail because she feels like she's on her last leg trying to keep him out of
"I've bent over backwards. I've done everything I was told
to do and nothing has helped him. The only time I actually see him do good is
when he goes to jail for a little bit of time and then, he gets out and he's
good for a little bit but then he's right back to it," she said.
KHQ did not reveal the woman's identity since her son is a
The mom says her son has a very serious problem with alcohol
as well as an extensive history with law enforcement.
Mom said the family's had a rough go of it with her
ex-husband who she says was abusive. She said her son started acting out after
the divorce and has been in and out of school and
trouble for the last three years. The mom said she's tried everything to get her son back on the right
path but nothing seems to help.
"I've had him in drug
and alcohol treatment, I've had him in counseling, I've had him in a psych
ward - he tried to kill himself a couple
of times," she said. "I've had him see
psychiatrists -everything the police and
the courthouse has told me to do I've done."
Plus, she said her son
is the same person who is responsible for the vandalism at East Valley High
School where they used spray paint on sheds built by students. That incident
cost $3,000 dollars of damage.
Recently, she said, he
came home after a four day binge on
methamphetamines. "That was my last
straw. That was when I was like,
'I don't want him back here. I have
other children I need to protect."
That incident coupled
with this latest alcohol-fueled
vandalism spree has prompted mom to want
to keep her son in jail.
"It's really difficult because I love him, he's my first
born, he's my baby and as much as I love him, I have to be here for my other
children. My heart goes out to all the other people that he's victimizing," she
This mom is worried if someone doesn't help her son that
he'll end up a repeat offender like Charles Wallace who got into a deadly shoot
out with two deputies earlier this summer.
"This is my plea for my son to get the help he needs," she
The teens face charges of felony malicious mischief and
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:27 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:27:35 GMT
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