WALLA WALLA — Bail has been set at $50,000 for a man accused of threatening employees this month at a vineyard where he formerly worked and demanding items from them at gunpoint.
Olsen Giovanny Perez Tello, 22, was charged Friday in Walla Walla County Superior Court with two counts of first-degree attempted robbery and one count each of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault.
Perez Tello reportedly went to the front gate of LesCollines Vineyard, 4137 Hood Road, about 5:30 a.m. Aug. 7 in a vehicle with another male and two females. Perez Tello got out of the car and twice held a gun to the head of Aldolfo H. Bautista while demanding money, according to Sheriff’s Office report filed in court.
Perez Tello then allegedly held the gun to Ivan Ibarra’s head and said, “Give me your money and your car keys.”
At that point, Ibarra reportedly asked Perez Tello to allow him to drive his vehicle to the work site. Perez Tello accompanied Ibarra in the passenger side of Ibarra’s vehicle and continued to display his weapon, officials said.
After arriving, about a quarter mile east of the front gate, Perez Tello again demanded money and keys from Ibarra amid several other employees.
Ibarra refused, after which Perez Tello approached Jose Lemus-Ruiz, pointed the gun at his head and threatened to kill him, the Sheriff’s Office report says.
Perez Tello eventually left, but was apprehended Thursday morning in the 200 block of South Ninth Avenue in Walla Walla.
Officials said Perez Tello was employed by the vineyard last year, but had been hanging around the past few weeks, using bad language and threatening current employees.