A young man and woman accused of throwing rocks onto Interstate 5 while playing a stripping game pleaded guilty Tuesday and were sentenced.
Amanda Madison, 18, and Joshua N. Sizemore, 24, each pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree assault and three counts of first-degree malicious mischief.
They both entered Alford pleas, which means they maintained their innocence but acknowledged they likely would be convicted if their cases went to trial.
The two were sentenced to four years in prison, with credit for the time they’ve been in jail. The four-year prison term was an agreed-upon recommendation, deputy prosecutor Sunni Ko said.
Washington State Patrol troopers spotted the couple while looking for whomever was throwing rocks onto cars during the early hours of May 25. Fourteen cars, including a State Patrol cruiser, were damaged and one person suffered a minor injury from the fist-sized rocks.
Troopers found Madison and Sizemore on the railroad trestle over Interstate 5 near Lakewood. Madison was dressed only in her underwear.
The two initially denied dropping rocks but later admitted what happened, court records state. Sizemore told troopers they had gone to the trestle to relax and he brought along some rocks to drop onto the freeway.
“He stated he wasn’t aiming for any cars but ‘just wanted to drop some rocks and play sex me,’ ” charging documents stated.
The game involved Madison shedding a layer of clothes each time a rock busted the left headlight of a car. Sizemore was to take off clothes for each right headlight.
Madison and Sizemore initially were charged with 14 counts of second-degree assault. They pleaded to six crimes and the others were dismissed.
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