Teen accused of entering apartment, assaulting occupants

By Patty Hastings and Paul Suarez

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A 16-year-old was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly breaking into a Minnehaha area apartment and assaulting two people inside, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Laurie McAtee, 34, said she was sleeping in her bedroom with her friend, Scott Stalcup, 26, when she woke around 3:45 a.m. to the lights being turned on. She saw a teen standing in her room, wearing only his boxers.

Here’s how she recalled the bizarre happenings.

“What are you doing in here? Get out of my house,” McAtee recalled saying.

The teen turned on her television and her PlayStation 3, ejecting a game that was in the console and putting it back in. He didn’t listen to her repeated demands to get out, so McAtee woke up Stalcup. The teen claimed he was their friend, but the two had never seen him before. He punched Stalcup in the face and wrestled him to the ground. McAtee ran out of the room, telling the teen she was going to get a baseball bat, and when she returned, he started punching her in the face.

“He had that look in his eye like he was definitely trying to injure us,” McAtee said.

Stalcup told the teen to stop hitting McAtee because she has a pacemaker. The teen stopped and started wrestling Stalcup again, who was now holding the baseball bat. The teen put his foot on Stalcup’s chest and tried to pry the bat out of his grip. The teen then ran out of the apartment and locked himself in the downstairs laundry room while McAtee called 911.

The teen was arrested by sheriff’s deputies and later admitted to smoking marijuana and eating hallucinogenic mushrooms, said Sgt. Fred Neiman. He said he had no idea where he was, and “appeared confused and dazed,” a police report said.

The teen, later identified as Ty Ailshie, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree burglary and two counts of fourth-degree assault.

He appeared in juvenile court Monday morning. According to Columbian archives, Ailshie is on the Skyview wrestling team.

McAtee was treated at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for her injuries. She said she has several bruises on her face, including a black eye. Mc­Atee said her closet doors were broken, and blood was smeared on the wall during the scuffle.

“It just freaks me out ­really bad,” she said.

McAtee said she was baby-sitting her downstairs neighbors’ 9-year-old brother that night while the neighbors held a party. She said the music at the party was too loud, and when she couldn’t get a hold of the apartment manager, she sent the boy downstairs to tell his siblings to turn down their music. When he came back into the apartment, he didn’t lock the front door.

Ailshie entered that unlocked door, police said.

McAtee said Ailshie’s father came to her apartment the next day and apologized.