A suspect was already handcuffed when sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary Thursday.
The victim was the neighbor of an off duty Pierce Transit Security Officer, armed with a hand gun, who was nearby when someone broke the window of the home just west of his Spanaway residence, according to charging papers.
The 18-year-old suspect pleaded not guilty to residential burglary Friday.
According to court records:
The officer heard glass breaking, and looked outside to find someone wearing gloves and picking glass out of a broken window of the nearby residence.
The officer confronted the suspect, saw a knife on his side, and proceeded to point his handgun at the suspect and order him to the ground.
The man arrested told a deputy that he had heard glass breaking as he was walking outside, and saw from a distance that it had been smashed, then went to investigate.
The deputy noted that the window was not visible from where the suspect said he had seen the damage.