WALLA WALLA - A political protest at the Walla Walla County Republicans office led to one man arrested for assault on a woman who was protesting against Republican senatorial candidate Dino Rossi.
According to a Sheriff's deputy report, Christie Stordeur, 23, Richland, was one of five protesters standing about 40 feet from the entrance of the office at 343 S. Second Ave. at 10:25 a.m. Friday.
Also standing in the area was Victor R. Phillips, 72, of Walla Walla, who had a camera.
According to the report, Phillips said he wanted to get a picture of the protesters, who were wearing bags over their heads and holding a sign that looked like a check.
The deputy said he witnessed Phillips walk over to Stordeur and lift her bag off her head. Stordeur lifted her arm in defense, and that is when Phillips hit her arm with "force."
The deputy immediately stepped between the two and arrested Phillips on a charge of investigation of assault.
It was uncertain if Rossi was present at the time of the incident.