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YAKIMA — A 27-year-old man who allegedly attacked another man while the victim was trying to pay for sex was charged in court Thursday.

James Walker was charged with one count of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree assault after he allegedly stole cash and a cell phone Monday from a 53-year-old man at the Tourist Motel on North First Street.

Police affidavits filed in the case said Walker pulled out a handgun and hit the victim in the head with it after he heard the victim talk about how much money he was carrying while soliciting a prostitute for sex.

Police arrested Walker about two hours after the robbery during a traffic stop in the same area. Walker is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.