WALLA WALLA — The suspect in the armed robbery of Domino’s this month is set for trial beginning Dec. 16 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
Timothy A. Beasley, 54, pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to first-degree robbery, in addition to charges of 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. Oct. 15, 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 earlier this month 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 email@example.com or 526-8319.