Union-Bulletin Court Report

A man convicted of breaking into Macy’s downtown in October 2018 was sentenced Friday in Walla Walla Superior Court.

Jason R. Wilson, 40, with no permanent address, originally was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree malicious mischief, and third-degree theft, but made a plea bargain with prosecutors to have the last charge dismissed.

His sentence included $1,181.57 restitution to Macy’s and 17 months in prison, with credit for 59 days served. The court didn’t charge him the usual fees, such as a $200 filing fee, due to his financial situation.

Wilson was found guilty on May 30 of shattering two glass doors at Macy’s, 54 E. Main St., and stealing merchandise on Oct. 12, 2018. The damage to the doors was more than $750, and the stolen goods were worth less than $750.

Wilson was wearing a white, hooded jacket he had taken from the store when a witness and officer spotted him, according to reports. They also noticed stolen goods in a nearby planter, according to court documents.

Wilson was released on Oct. 16, 2018, on conditions including staying at an address registered with the court, submitting to random urinalyses, and more.

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Emily Thornton covers courts and emergency services, as well as other various stories. She has been in the newspaper industry off and on since roughly 1999 and lived primarily on the West Coast, but also Florida and Europe.