Canadian arrested for allegedly threatening ex

By the Herald staffJanuary 20, 2014 

A 25-year-old Canadian woman was arrested Saturday at a Kennewick hotel for allegedly threatening to kill her former boyfriend because he cheated on her, according to police.

Tieja MacLaughlin drove to Kennewick from Paris, Ontario, Canada, and was threatening her 19-year-old ex-boyfriend, police said. The man called police and told them about the threats.

Police met with MacLaughlin and warned her if she didn't stop contacting the man, they would arrest her, said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin. MacLaughlin promised officers she would stay away from the man and return to Canada.

The next morning, the man told police MacLaughlin texted him and wanted to meet at the hotel, Lattin said. Police had the man tell MacLaughlin he would meet her there.

Officers showed up at the hotel and arrested MacLaughlin, Lattin said. She was booked in the Benton County jail on suspicion of felony threats and harassment.

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