Officer B. Maplethorpe
Monday, August 12, 2019 at 6:14 p.m.
This morning just after 5 a.m., an officer responded to a report of a naked man, who appeared high, standing on the side of the road at 2nd Avenue and Monroe Street. The man was Richard A. Sala. The officer tried to contact Sala, who was completely naked and holding tree branches in both hands, but he ran away.
Sala was taken into custody near Railroad Avenue and Monroe Street after running around the block. He was arrested on the outstanding Department of Corrections warrant and charged with Felony Indecent Exposure. Sala was booked again into the Spokane County Jail.
Richard A Sala (29) was convicted of indecent exposure, a class C felony, Wednesday, August 7th. The conviction was a felony due to two previous indecent exposure convictions in 2016. Sala was immediately released from custody Wednesday. Sala was seen wandering around Downtown Spokane later that day. Sala is currently wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant for Escaping Community Custody due to not abiding by his post-conviction release agreement.
Sala has an extensive criminal history which includes nine felony convictions (Criminal Mischief with a weapon, Assault 3rd degree (x3), theft 1st degree, theft 2nd degree, retail theft with extenuating circumstances and promoting pornography). He also has 19 prior Misdemeanor convictions (assault 4th degree, trespass 1st degree (x4), theft 3rd degree, harassment, indecent exposure (x2), disorderly conduct, criminal trespass (x4), resisting arrest, minor consuming alcohol and driving without a license). Sala’s criminal history ranges from 2008 to present.
If anyone has information which would lead to the arrest of Richard Sala, please call Crime Check (509.456.2233).