SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A man in Spokane Valley was arrested for meth possession Sunday around 12:30 a.m.
Officials said a Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputy was patrolling 8th Avenue and Herald when he saw a man walking in the shadows near several parked cars at an apartment building. The deputy said he knew there had been several vehicle prowlings and thefts in the area so he contacted the man.
The suspect male appeared nervous according to authorities. The deputy reported that the man looked from one direction to another as if he was looking for anther person or an escape. The deputy said the man also kept his hands in his pockets even though he repeatedly asked him not to.
The suspect initially identified himself as Derek W. Allen, and the deputy said he found no such name on record. Officials said he insisted he was from Idaho, but no record was found of him in Idaho. The suspect continued to place his hands in his pockets and was put into handcuffs.
The suspect finally identified himself correctly as Derek W. Schilling, 24. The deputy found that Schilling had two misdemeanor warrants and he was in possession of meth.
Schilling was booked at Spokane County Jail for the two warrants and the added felony charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.