Union-Bulletin Court Report

A man accused of trying to break into an ATM in College Place pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

Felipe Madrigal Ledezma, 31, of College Place, was arrested earlier this month for the alleged crime, which occurred at 8:33 p.m. on May 3 at the Community Bank ATM on Commercial Drive. College Place police said the suspect only succeeded in damaging the machine.

On Monday, Ledezma was released from jail and allowed to stay at the Christian Aid Center on conditions, including remaining clean and sober and checking in with his attorneys and the jail. His trial was scheduled for July 30.

When police responded May 3, the bank manager showed them the ATM camera’s video and police recognized the suspect.

At a later call to the 100 block of Southeast 10th Street, they found the suspect and another unidentified man, a release stated.

Madrigal Ledezma had suspected meth on him and was booked into the Walla Walla County Jail on charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree malicious mischief and controlled substance possession. The other man was arrested on an outstanding warrant, the release stated.

Emily Thornton can be reached at emilythornton@wwub.com or 509-526-8325.

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.

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