CLARKSTON, WA - Two men were arrested last night following an alleged assault and robbery in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street at around 9:00 p.m. According to court records, 27-year-old Justin C. Lewis was booked into the Asotin County Jail on charges of 1st-Degree Assault, 1st-Degree Robbery, 2nd-Degree Theft, Weapons Capable of Producing Bodily Harm, Dangerous Weapons, Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Conspiracy. 28-year-old David L. Rickman was charged with 1st-Degree Assault, 1st-Degree Robbery, 2nd-Degree Theft, and Criminal Conspiracy. He also had a Failure to Appear warrant for Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer.
According to Probable Cause Affidavits, Lewis and Rickman allegedly assaulted a 34-year-old man and stole his backpack. The alleged victim told investigators that he had been walking when two males rushed him and proceeded to assault him with what he believed was a metal baseball bat.