Union-Bulletin Court Report

A Walla Walla woman accused of beating a man, stealing items and locking him in the basement of his home was sentenced to six months in jail, serving the last 30 days on consecutive weekends.

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.

Her sentence included serving only weekends for the last 30 days because she has three children, defense attorney Jesse Montagnino said, and needed to be with them. The sentencing deal with prosecutors also included $600 in fines and fees, to-be-determined restitution, one year in community custody, a chemical dependency evaluation, no contact with the victim through June 2021 and Moral Reconation Therapy.

Before she was sentenced, the victim’s daughter told the court she was concerned for her father’s as well as her family’s safety.

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 on 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.

The man waited until he believed they were gone, broke free, and ran to a nearby home for help without any shoes, records stated.

Davis’s trial is scheduled for July 15 to 17.

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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