Second guilty plea in Palisades school bus theft

Devon R. Taylor pleaded guilty in a break-in an bus theft at Palisades School.

WATERVILLE — Both men involved in a November burglary and theft of a bus at Palisades School have now pleaded guilty in the crime.

Jordan S. McCullough-Cheney, 19, of Wenatchee was the latest to enter his plea in Douglas County Superior Court on Monday, to counts of second-degree burglary, motor vehicle theft and obstruction. Devon Richard Taylor, 27, of East Wenatchee pleaded to similar charges in January, plus a count of eluding police for a Nov. 3 car chase in which he was driving a stolen pickup.

The two men broke into the small rural Palisades School on Nov. 2, and stole tools, fuel, an air compressor, and the school’s only bus. Both await sentencing.

Prosecutors plan to recommend a five-year prison term for Taylor, who has several prior convictions, at his sentencing Feb. 10. McCullough-Cheney, a first-time offender, faces a possible sentence to drug rehab.