The second suspect allegedly involved in a home-invasion robbery in Waitsburg late last week has been formally charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
Jane L. Stone, 49, of 1126 S. Fourth St., Dayton, is accused of first-degree burglary and second-degree robbery.
In addition, she is charged with two counts of rendering criminal assistance to David D. Cloyd, who is suspected of actually entering the victim’s home and robbing him.
Charges against Stone were filed Tuesday afternoon. Cloyd, 39, who has no permanent address, faces charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree robbery, which were filed Monday.
Officials claim Cloyd entered the residence of Jacob LuJan at 140 Murphy St. in Waitsburg about 12:40 a.m. Friday, pushed LuJan down, stole his wallet from under his pillow on his bed and ran out of the home.
Both suspects were apprehended separately about two hours later in Dayton.
Stone told officials she dropped Cloyd off in the area of LuJan’s home to take some ornaments that were in the yard of a neighbor of LuJan. She said she had no idea Cloyd intended to injure LuJan and take his money.
She further claimed that after she left the area, Cloyd jumped back in her vehicle just east of Waitsburg, threatened her with a knife and told her to drive back to Dayton.
Authorities allegedly found LuJan’s wallet and contents in the vehicle Stone was driving.
The defendants are being held in the Walla Walla County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail apiece.