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WALLA WALLA POLICE DEPT
Suspect arrested after assaulting retirement apartment resident
September 16, 2013
Jason H. Beeman, 22, was arrested on several felony charges Saturday evening following an assault inside the entryway at the Affinity retirement apartments, 1706 Fairway Drive. Officers responded to the call of a suspect trying to enter the building through a back door Saturday evening, and then entering through the front door before officers could arrive. The first officer on the scene observed the suspect, later identified as Beeman, punching a 56-year-old man after the victim had fallen in an attempt to get away from him. The assault took place after Beeman allegedly demanded money from the victim. The victim, a recovering stroke patient with limited mobility, sustained minor injuries during the assault.
Prior to the assault at the apartments, Beeman had been next door at Applebee's where he handed a note to an employee demanding money and threatening to kill the employee.
Beeman was lodged on Probable Cause for Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, and 1 count of Assault 3rd Degree after spitting at a police officer and a jail officer. He is also being held on 1 count of Harassment for the demand note at Applebee's.