Alleged Burglar Arrested After Falling Asleep in Ransacked Home

A Missoula man suspected of burglarizing a home was arrested after police found him asleep in the basement.

Iam D. Wright was lying on the floor early Thursday next to a black bag filled with items that belonged to the homeowners, including stereo equipment, a backpack and a wallet, police said. One of the residents had flagged down nearby officers after discovering a man in their basement.

Wright's eyes were closed and he did not respond to police until he was threatened with a Taser.

He allegedly told police he was drunk and had passed out after a party at the home, but the homeowners said they hadn't hosted a party.

Wright is charged with felony theft and burglary and remains jailed on $2,500 bail.

Police found other items on Wright that didn't belong to the couple, and say he may be responsible for other burglaries and thefts in the area.