Man charged with robbing bank waives hearing



LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A 69-year-old Clarkston, Wash., man charged with robbing a Lewiston bank on Feb. 3 has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to 2nd District Court for arraignment.

The Lewiston-Tribune reports (p:// David Payton walked with the aid of a cane during Wednesday’s hearing due to injuries suffered when he was shot by law enforcement officers shortly after the robbery. Payton, who spent about a month in the hospital, is charged with robbery and four counts of aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a gun at officers.

Payton’s arraignment is set for Aug. 17. Nez Perce County Prosecutor Dan Spickler says he has a tentative plea agreement, but declined to elaborate.

The $3,000 taken from the bank has not been recovered.


Information from: Lewiston Tribune,