Three people were arraigned Tuesday in Pierce County Superior Court on second-degree burglary charges for allegedly pilfering 18 storage units Monday in Puyallup.
Shane Bryant Sweetman, 34, of Graham, also faces a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm charges, and Court Commissioner Meagan Foley set his bail at $750,000.
Judge Edmund Murphy set bail for Chad Richard Winder, 27, at $10,000 and Christina Marie Wood, 31, at $5,000. Both are from Spanaway.
According to court documents:
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Police came to the storage business after a manager found the motion lights on, the security fence cut and a door damaged. Locks were cut off or damaged at 18 units.
Winder and Wood were found in the woods nearby, with items stashed there.
They separately told police a man had come up to them in a convertible and told them he had cut a hole in the fence and wanted help taking items. They said the man cut the locks using loppers, and both pointed out Sweetman in a photo lineup. Winder said the man wore a mask and gloves.
Sweetman told them he was leaving to get a pickup or RV, and he left with a rifle in a case. A rifle was found nearby.
Police arrested Sweetman at his home, with the convertible matching the description the other burglars gave. In the trunk, police found a backpack used in the burglary, as well as gloves, a mask and two loppers.
Additional charges might be filed after all the victims and property are identified.