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Spokane Police arrest 16-time convicted felon in burglary case

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police say they arrested a man with 16 prior felony convictions after a burglary investigation earlier this month. 

Officers began the investigation into 45-year-old William H. Lister on May 8 after receiving information he was committing burglaries in Spokane County and using the stolen property to support his drug habit. 

Officers say Lister would case areas to look for residents that left for work early in the morning. 

After developing probable cause, officers were able to charge Lister with a burglary that happened recently in Browne's Addition on W. Clarke Avenue where they say he stole more than $3,000 worth of tools the homeowner used to make a living. 

Officers obtained a search warrant for Lister's apartment and as they approached, he noticed them and took off on foot. An SPD K9 was able to take him down and officers placed him into custody. 

SPD served the search warrant at the apartment and recovered the property stolen from the Clarke Avenue burglary, along with a rifle and other property believed to be stolen.  Lister is not able to legally possess a firearm due to his felony convictions.

Lister has 16 felony convictions to include Manslaughter 2nd degree, Deliver Firearms, Attempt to Elude, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Criminal Mischief-Deadly Weapon.  Lister also has 6 gross misdemeanor convictions.

Lister was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for 1st Degree Residential Burglary, Theft

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