by Alex Rozier, KHQ Local News Reporter - bio | email
SPOKANE, WASH. - Trevor Lee Franklin is a level three sex
offender who was convicted of third-degree assault in March of last year for
beating his then-girlfriend who also accused him of raping her and forcing her
to smoke methamphetamine, but his most recent arrest came for allegedly breaking
into an apartment in Browne's Addition.
What makes this case bizarre is how he
got the nickname the "naked burglar." The tenants
of a Browne's addition apartment saw him naked outside, his clothes were
inside and their apartment was ransacked.
Now a little more than a week after his arrest he's back out
of jail, according to the judge, because of the 72 hour rule. Judge Triplet said
he never received any paperwork and charges weren't formally filed, which they
need to be within 72 hours or the inmate gets released.
KHQ spoke with Spokane
Police Spokeswoman Jennifer DeRuwe and she said the police did not complete
their investigation within the window.
They were investigating the possibility
that he was tied to more crimes where burglars broke into homes naked, which for
some reason has happened more than once in the past month.
They did determine it was an isolated incident, but the naked
burglar, at least from Browne's Addition, is back on the streets tonight.