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Spokane Valley man accused of kidnapping, assaulting Yakima woman

YAKIMA, Wash. - A Spokane Valley man was arrested Monday night in Yakima on charges that he kidnapped and assaulted the mother of his child.

The 30-year-old woman told police she and the 34-year-old suspect had a child together and he came to Yakima from the Spokane area for visitation.

She told police she got into an argument him before he forced her, at knife point, into her own car.

The woman claims he drove her around for about three hours and added that he threatened to kill her, choked her and tried to handcuff her.

Police said the suspect eventually drove the woman back home, but refused to let her leave.

Officers said she was able to eventually get her cell phone to her mother who called police who arrived on scene just before midnight.

The suspect fled the scene but did not get very far before crashing into pole. He did get out of the car and run from officers but a police K9 found him hiding in the 1700 block of Prasch.

The suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital for a dog bite wound before he was booked into the Yakima County Jail.

He is facing a variety of charges including kidnapping and assault.

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