A 31-year-old Pasco man is behind bars on $25,000 bail after allegedly stealing a semi-truck and crashing it near the Airport Motel in Pasco.
Eluterio Morfin Camacho, however, told Judge Bruce Spanner on Wednesday that he was the victim.
"I was abducted. ... All my clothes were taken," he said. "I was held at gunpoint. There's no victim. I'm the one who was abducted."
Morfin Camacho also told Franklin County sheriff's deputies that he had been abducted, but there was no evidence to corroborate his story, court documents said.
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He was ordered held on investigation of second-degree burglary, taking a motor vehicle without permission and failing to stop and identify at the scene of an accident.
If he is charged, his next court hearing will be at 9 a.m. March 29.
According to court documents, officers responded to a disturbance call Tuesday at the Airport Motel on Fourth Avenue and discovered a damaged semi-truck.
Officers found Morfin Camacho nearby and determined he had stolen the truck from a shop at 10 Clark Road in Franklin County.
The truck had been driven out through the door of the shop, damaging the truck and shop. Morfin Camacho eventually abandoned the truck near the motel, documents said.
Morfin Camacho admitted to taking the semi from the shed but claimed he had been kidnapped and dropped off at the location, documents said.
He said he took the truck to escape.
Deputy Prosecutor Teddy Chow requested bail at $35,000, saying Morfin Camacho is almost 32 and has 52 court cases, including a bail jumping charge, and has failed to appear in court multiple times.
Spanner said there was "no question bail is appropriate" and set bail at $25,000.
Defense attorney Shelley Ajax was appointed to represent him.
Accused sex offender held on $25,000 bail
A 48-year-old Pasco man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl is being held in the Franklin County jail on $25,000 bail.
Danni Thomas Dumas was arrested Tuesday by Pasco police on suspicionof first-degree child molestation.
On March 5, a gradeschool-age girl told her grandmother that Dumas had touched her bottom and kissed her, court documents said.
A week later, she told a forensic child interviewer that Dumas also had inappropriately touched her in January and February, documents said.
He allegedly told her not to tell on him, documents said.
Prosecutors requested $20,000 bail, saying Dumas' criminal history includes failing to register as a sex offender, robbery and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.
Judge Bruce Spanner set bail at $25,000, saying the sex offenses and robbery led him to be "concerned mostly about the safety of the community."
If charged, Dumas' next court hearing will be March 29. Defense attorney Karla Kane was appointed to represent him.