ASOTIN - A 58-year-old Clarkston man accused of stealing nearly $500,000 worth of items from his former employer pleaded innocent Monday in Asotin County Superior Court.

Harold E. Hedrick, a former manager of Vista Outdoor in Lewiston, is scheduled to have a pre-trial hearing June 18 and go to trial July 5 in Asotin County. He is represented by Clarkston attorney Thomas Ledgerwood.

Hedrick, who was released from custody in late March after posting a $50,000 personal recognizance bond, was ordered to submit his passport to the court. He is charged with first-degree possession of stolen property, first-degree trafficking in stolen property and possession of an illegal amount of marijuana.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Clarkston police found nearly $500,000 in items allegedly stolen from Vista Outdoor in Hedrick's shop on the 600 block of Riverview Boulevard. Hedrick retired six months ago as manager of Vista's Centerfire Value Stream department after 39 years with the company.

Officers determined the allegedly stolen items were being offered for sale online at eBay.com, often at drastically reduced prices.