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Vancouver trespassing suspect recently served jail time for deadly DUI crash

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On left, Scotty Rowles during his sentencing for DUI in May. On right, surveillance image of trespassing suspect released by Vancouver PD. On left, Scotty Rowles during his sentencing for DUI in May. On right, surveillance image of trespassing suspect released by Vancouver PD.
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A man recently released from jail is now back behind bars after police said he was trespassing outside the home of elderly women in his neighborhood.

Scotty Rowles, 50, was sentenced to six months in jail in May after pleading guilty to DUI for a crash that killed a 62-year-old man near East Mill Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road in December 2012.

He was arrested again Monday.

Vancouver police asked for the public's help identifying a trespassing suspect earlier this month after officers said he repeatedly entered the backyard of a home in the Walnut Grove neighborhood north of Vancouver Westfield Mall.

Investigators said he was heard moaning outside a window of the home. A surveillance camera captured images of the suspect in the yard.

Police said tips came in that identified the suspect as Rowles. Detectives said Monday that Rowles was caught outside a woman's bedroom window.

He was arrested on five counts of second-degree criminal trespass in connection to two cases. In both cases, police said the victims were elderly women who live within a mile of Rowles' home.

In the 2012 DUI case, police said Rowles failed a field sobriety test and admitted smoking marijuana before the crash that killed Donald Collins.

At the time, it was believed to be the first deadly crash involving marijuana after it was legalized in Washington.

At his sentencing in May, Rowles sobbed in court and apologized for what he called "a tragic accident."   

Investigators said Collins was close to two different lit and controlled intersections, but stepped out in the middle of traffic to try and cross the road. 

Family members of Collins told FOX 12 in May that they believed the sentence for Rowles was too lenient.

Rowles was sentenced to five years probation once his six-month jail term was up.

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