An 18-year-old man allowed to leave the Spokane County Jail after an arrest for burglary last week was arrested in connection with an attempted burglary that allegedly occurred just hours after he left the jail.
SPOKANE — An 18-year-old man allowed to leave the Spokane County Jail after an arrest for burglary last week made good on his promise to return to court — but not in the way he expected.
Reshawn S. Zinnerman was arrested in connection with an attempted burglary that allegedly occurred just hours after he left the Spokane County Jail.
Judge Annette Plese allowed the man to leave jail without posting a bond, which is common for suspects deemed likely to appear for future court hearings.
But Zinnerman allegedly failed to heed Plese’s standard order to commit no crimes, which she imposed Wednesday afternoon during his first court appearance.
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About 6:40 a.m. Thursday, a woman spotted a man she later identified as Zinnerman peering into her bedroom. He ran, but his shoe prints led to the back door of a home, where he was arrested.
Twenty-four hours after their first meeting, Plese imposed a $50,000 bond for the new charge — attempted residential burglary — and a $35,000 bond for the first burglary charge.
Zinnerman said in an interview at the Spokane County Jail on Friday evening that his first arrest was the result of a “stupid mistake.”
In that case, Zinnerman was arrested on suspicion of a break-in at a home. Police say he stole a bottle of hydrocodone.
Zinnerman said he walked to his aunt’s home after being released from jail. He was to get a ride to his parents’ home in Nine Mile Falls but was arrested before that happened. He said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and denies trying to burglarize the home on Thursday morning.
A graduate of Wellpinit High School, Zinnerman said he’s to begin classes at Spokane Falls Community College this year. He said he hopes to study “anything, really, as long as I’m on the right track.”
“I’m taking this as a learning experience,” he said.