TACOMA, WA – Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged high priority offender, David Keith Legge, 52, with Burglary the Second Degree. At his arraignment, today, the court set bail at $50,000.
“The goal of the High Priority Offender Program is to make our community safer and reduce crime by focusing resources on the small percentage of offenders who are committing a large percentage of the crimes,’ said Prosecutor Lindquist.
The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Legge with two counts of Identify Theft in the First Degree and two counts of Forgery on May 11, 2016. At the time of his arrest for the burglary, Legge was wanted on a warrant for those crimes.
On June 19, Police responded to a shop at 801 S. Sprague Ave. The victim reported that his shop was burglarized and that $40,000 worth of tools had been taken. He stated that he had not reported the burglary at the time because he believed the burglar would return, and he wanted to catch the burglar. The victim and a neighbor heard noise coming from within the shop and saw someone walking behind the fence located on the northeast corner of the shop. The victim saw Legge crawling through a man-made hole that was cut in the fence. The victim and his neighbor confronted Legge and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.
When Legge was arrested, police found him holding a Milwaukee bag containing a saw blade. He also had latex gloves and a plastic headlamp. The police observed several items staged as if they were going to be taken through the hole in the fence.
Charges are only allegations and a person is presumed innocent unless he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
For more information, please contact John Nourse at (253) 798-6243, [email protected].