Man sentenced for attack in adult living complex

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WALLA WALLA — A man was sentenced this morning to six years and three months in prison for an attack in September at Affinity at Walla Walla.

Jason H. Beeman, 22, was ordered to serve near the midpoint of the standard range of about 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 years he faced based on his extensive criminal record.

Superior Court Judge Scott Wolfram also placed him on community custody when he’s released and ordered him to pay about $1,637 in legal financial obligations, not counting an amount of restitution to the victim that will be determined later.

Beeman pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to first-degree burglary, first-degree attempted robbery, second-degree assault and third degree assault.

Officials said he tried to enter the back door of the Affinity retirement residence at 1706 Fairway Drive about 7 p.m. Sept. 14, supposedly wanting to speak with maintenance.

He then went around and entered through the front door, which should have been secured, and started confronting 56-year-old Bruce Boyington inside.

Beeman walked up to Boyington, told him he wanted all his money and threw two punches, according to a police report filed in court.

Beeman missed, but Boyington tripped and “Beeman got on top of him and started punching on his head,” the report says.

At that point, a police officer arrived and Beeman was taken into custody.

He also spat at a different officer at the scene and at the County Jail.

Beeman — who has not permanent address — had been released from jail earlier in September after serving 60 days for damaging a door to an attorney-client visiting booth at the lockup in December.

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