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Lies Don’t Work

Posted 9/30/2013 3:21 PM by MDGREGORY

On September 28th at 12:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Bohanek was patrolling the area of 8th Avenue and Herald when he observed a male walking in the shadows near several parked cars at an apartment building. Knowing several incidents of vehicle prowling and thefts have been reported in the neighborhood, Deputy Bohanek contacted the male.

The male, later identified as 24-year-old Derek W. Schilling said he was leaving his girlfriend’s and was walking to a friend’s house. Schilling appeared very nervous, looked from one direction to another as if he was looking for another person or an escape route, and he continued to reach his hands into his pants pockets after he was asked repeatedly not to.

Schilling stated he did not have identification on him but verbally identified himself as “Derek W. Allen” with a date of birth in 1989. Deputy Bohanek checked the information and found no local record. Schilling explained he had an Idaho identification card but no record was found in Idaho. Schilling, who continued to place his hand in his pockets, was placed in handcuffs and detained.

After providing another false name, Schilling finally correctly identified himself. When Deputy Bohanek check Shilling’s correct name and date of birth, he found Schilling had 2 confirmed misdemeanor warrants (violation of a DV order and 3rd degree theft) for his arrest. During a search of Schilling’s backpack, Deputy Bohanek located a small plastic baggie containing a white crystalline substance he recognized as methamphetamine.

Schilling was transported to the Spokane County Jail for the 2 warrants and a new felony charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine.

Before entering the jail, Schilling admitted there was probably another baggie containing methamphetamine in the pocket of the shorts he was wearing under his jeans. Once inside, corrections officers located another baggie in the pocket of his shorts as Schilling’s described.

The substance in the baggies showed a presumptive positive result for methamphetamine when it was field tested.