Trial scheduled in Walla Walla stabbing


WALLA WALLA -- A trial date has been set for a man charged with stabbing an acquaintance this month.

Tylur D. Tiedemann, 18, of 213 W. Maple St., is scheduled for trial Aug. 24 on the charge of second-degree assault. He pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Tiedemann allegedly used a broken beer bottle to stab Robert Lawson, 19, about 5:30 a.m. June 17 outside Lawson's residence in the 100 block of North Wilbur Avenue.

Lawson reportedly suffered two severe wounds -- including a severed artery -- to his left thigh and calf. He was treated at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, then released.

After Tiedemann was arrested that afternoon, he told officials he and Lawson "have problems," according to a police report filed in court.

"Tiedemann stated he was sorry he had stabbed Lawson and appeared genuinely remorseful," the report says. "Tiedemann stated he was drunk at the time of the assault and that affected his judgment."

He was lodged in the County Jail. Bail was set later at $25,000.


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