WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- A Pendleton woman who was shot by officers near Burbank after leading them on a high-speed chase has been charged with several felony crimes, including attempted murder.
Amanda Warren, 38, had been wanted by authorities since July 24, when she went to an elderly Milton-Freewater man's home and offered to clean his home.
According to the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, Warren cleaned the home and left, but the man later realized that several items were missing, including his wallet, a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol.
Authorities wrote about the incident on Facebook and posted Warren's photo with hopes of finding her, and the post circulated widely on social media.
Then on Aug. 3, Walla Walla County deputies said a similar situation was reported right outside College Place.
An 88-year-old man said he was watching TV at home when a woman, later identified as Warren, came in through the garage door and told him she was there to clean.
She told him to hand over his cell phone so she could inform his caretaker, then called him into a spare bedroom where she brutally attacked him. The victim was strangled, smothered and badly beaten, but he was able to fight back, ripping off the suspect's shirt and bra.
He sustained "very serious injuries" and said Warren intended to kill him, deputies said.
The suspect fled the scene in a Toyota Prius that was stolen the night before. A few hours later, the car was spotted by law enforcement on Highway 12 and a lengthy high-speed chase ensued.
The chase ended near Burbank, where deputies said Warren brandished a firearm and prompted two Washington State Patrol troopers and a Franklin County deputy to shoot at her. She was injured and hospitalized for several days before being taken to the Walla Walla County Jail for booking.
Items stolen out from the 88-year-old man outside College Place were found inside car.
In court Monday, Warren pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, residential burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, second-degree theft and attempting to elude.
Her bail has been set at $602,100.
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