WALLA WALLA - A Walla Walla woman awoken by the sound of someone coming through her bedroom window was struck in the face with a baseball bat, police said.
The suspect, identified as Patrick Mark Walmsley, 40, of Walla Walla, then broke out a large window in the living room, said Walla Walla police Officer Tim Bennett.
Officers responded to the woman's home in the 400 block of Chase Avenue after the victim, who has known Walmsley for several years, was able to call 911 just after 1 a.m. Monday, Bennett said.
A neighbor who heard the commotion went to investigate and ended up preventing Walmsley from leaving, he said.
Walmsley was arrested and booked into the Walla Walla County jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief.