Armed robbery suspect formally charged

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WALLA WALLA — The suspect in the armed robbery of Domino’s this week was formally charged Thursday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Timothy A. Beasley, 54, is accused of first-degree robbery, in addition to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and driving under the influence.

Police said Beasley entered the pizza store at 517 S. Ninth Ave. about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, displayed a pistol in his waistband and demanded all the cash from the drawer.

After receiving $65, he ran outside to his white Toyota pickup and took off, according to a police report filed in court.

An officer was in the area, saw Beasley leave and followed him.

After a short pursuit, Beasley was pulled over near Fourth Avenue and West Chestnut Street and arrested, officials said.

The money believed to belong to Domino’s was recovered, in addition to an air-powered replica of a Beretta 9-mm pistol.

He also reportedly smelled of alcohol.

Beasley had been released from the County Jail just last week after serving a 30-day sentence for burglarizing and vandalizing the former Gilbert Honda building in College Place in September.

He now is being held in jail on the current charges in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.

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