A Walla Walla woman accused of beating a man, stealing items and locking him in the basement of his home pleaded guilty to amended charges Tuesday in court.

Lindsey R. Stimpfle, 32, initially was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree kidnapping, but made a plea deal with prosecutors to receive charges of second-degree solicitation to assault and unlawful imprisonment.

Stimpfle allegedly was asked to move out by her roommate on Feb. 15, according to records. The roommate had placed her belongings in the home’s garage in the 700 block of Division Street.

However, Stimpfle returned later that day with Douglas P. Davis, 33, of Walla Walla, who allegedly beat the man on and off for several hours with a pipe wrench and forced him to move Stimpfle’s and his own items, including keys to his truck and his phone, into her Dodge Neon, records stated.

Davis apparently locked the man in the home’s basement and he and Stimpfle fled in the car, but were later found by police with the stolen items.

Davis’s trial first was set for the same time as Stimpfle’s, but now it is scheduled for July 15 to 17.

Stimpfle’s sentencing has not been scheduled yet.

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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