Waldon has to pay court costs in plea deal

By on Friday, April 15th, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA — A Prescott man arrested with two others in connection with kidnapping, robbing, and assaulting a Walla Walla couple last summer was sentenced Thursday to amended misdemeanor charges in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Arthur R. Waldon, 32, was ordered to pay $500 in legal fees starting May 14 and is no longer in jail. According to court documents, he was sentenced to 364 days in jail, but had 265 days suspended and received 99 days credit for time already served.

“If he fails to make monthly payments, the court could impose the 265 days suspended,” Walla Walla County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Nagle said.

On December 6, 2021, Waldon pleaded guilty to a charge of rendering criminal assistance in the second degree for crimes committed on the night of July 27, 2021, then abandoning the victims near Prescott. Police said the crimes committed against the couple were because of a debt the female victim allegedly owed. The other co-defendants in the case, Brian Rosenkranz and Billy Jo Dynes, both of College Place, have already been sentenced.