Suspect Kicks In Door, Attempts to Kick In Door of a Second Home and Causes Damage at a Third Home
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a suspect after he kicked in the front door of one home, attempted to kick in the door of a second home and cause damage to the backyard fence of a third home. He was charged with Residential Burglary, Attempted Residential Burglary, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree, and three counts of Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree.
On October 17, 2019, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a male who broke into an occupied home in the 900 block of N. Golden Ct. in Medical Lake.
The victim reported the suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Cody F. Wolfley, broke through her front door and was standing in the entryway of the home. The victim stated Wolfley appeared “out of it” and kept saying, “help me, help me, help me”. Wolfley became startled and ran away when the homeowner yelled at him to get out.
Several additional 911 calls were received reporting a male (Wolfley) trying to break into homes in the same area, and he was now in the 600 block of E. Kathy Lee.
When Deputy Stolz arrived it the area where Wolfley was last seen, a second victim was pointing toward a residence saying, “He’s right there!”
Deputy Stolz drew his weapon and confronted Wolfley, who was standing next to the front door of a residence. Wolfley complied with commands and was quickly detained without incident. Deputy Stolz noted Wolfley was rambling. He appeared to have a hard time focusing his attention and was sweating profusely, despite the chilly temperature and lack of a coat/jacket. With these observations, Deputy Stolz believed Wolfley was under the influence of a stimulant.
Deputy Pratt and Deputy Smith arrived soon after to assist.
The second victim (600 block of E. Kathy Lee) stated he awoke to yelling outside his home. He looked out the window and observed Wolfley screaming as he walked toward the front door of his house. He heard Wolfley kick the front door and saw the front door was being forced. The armed himself and used his body weight to hold the door closed, preventing entry.
The third victim (600 block of E. Kathy Lee) said he was watching TV when he heard a male yelling in his back yard and a pounding noise near his bedroom window. He armed himself and went out on his deck, which overlooked his back yard and observed Wolfley kicking his wooden fence. He pointed his weapon at Wolfley, told him to stay away, and to leave. Wolfley, screaming incoherently, jumped the fence and ran away. The victim went through his home and out the front. He now observed Wolfley at a neighbor’s (second victim) residence kick the front door. Shortly after, Deputy Stolz arrived and detained Wolfley.
A search of Wolfley’s name revealed a valid felony drug warrant for his arrest. During a search of his person, incident to his arrest, a loaded syringe believed to contain methamphetamine, and two small baggies containing a black tar-like substance believed to be heroin were located. The contents were later field-tested and showed a presumptive positive result for Methamphetamine and Heroin.
Wolfley was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Residential Burglary, Attempted Residential Burglary, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree, three counts of Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree and his felony warrant.