DEMING, Wash. — 1 of 2 men suspected in a burglary that resulted in closing a section of the Mount Baker Highway in November 2022 has pled guilty to burglary and theft charges.
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a Bellingham Police Department K9 unit worked to locate 2 burglary suspects after the property owner reported subjects were visible on a live security video feed attempting to break into a steel storage container. The subjects were seen using a torch to gain access to the container.
The suspects were seen leaving in a vehicle just before deputies arrived. Deputies located the vehicle unoccupied nearby and suspected stolen property was visible inside the vehicle. A K9 unit was brought in to track the suspects from the vehicle. About the same time, both directions of the highway were closed in the immediate area. The K9 track located Adam J Spry, age 44, and Daniel Lewis Williams, age 47, hiding in nearby bushes. Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail without further incident.
Williams pled guilty this week in Whatcom County Superior Court to charges of 2nd-degree burglary and 2nd-degree theft related to the November incident and another charge of 2nd-degree burglary stemming from a July 2021 incident. He was sentenced to 55 months and 51 months in prison for the 2 burglary charges and 29 months for the theft charge, all to be served concurrently with credit for time served in jail since the arrest. A charge of 2nd-degree malicious mischief was dismissed.
Spry was charged with burglary, theft and malicious mischief and remains in custody pending being able to post a $30,000 bond or $3,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to return to Whatcom County Superior Court in February for a hearing.