A Hermiston man indicted on eight charges, including kidnapping, assault and menacing, appeared Monday before a Umatilla County Circuit Court judge.
Alberto Quiroz Martinez, 28, was arrested May 1 for allegedly taking his ex-girlfriend hostage and holding her at a cabin in Crescent Lake, Ore., officials said.
Melody Kaye Mickel and Umatilla County Sheriff's Office Detective Kasey Ward testified before a grand jury last week, which handed down the charges.
Martinez allegedly kidnapped Mikel of Hermiston on April 26 and took her to the Southern Oregon cabin.
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He reportedly used her as a human shield and held a knife to her throat when he tried to leave the cabin after law enforcement officers arrived.
An Oregon State Police SWAT team member grazed him in the head with a bullet as he walked out of the cabin. Mickel was not injured.
3 Kennewick boys arrested for vandalism
Three boys were arrested Sunday morning after a store clerk reported they were painting graffiti on the wall of a Kennewick grocery store.
The clerk at the Sunmart at the corner of 10th Avenue and Washington Street reported seeing the boys painting on the south side of the Red Apple Market, according to a police news release. Kennewick police officers arrested all three after a chase.
They face charges of malicious mischief, criminal trespassing and obstructing police.
She is described as white with black hair, 5-foot-8, weighing 200 pounds. She has brown eyes and nine butterflies tattooed on her left leg.
Anyone with information about her is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Tri-Cities at 586-8477 or 800-222-8477.
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest.
Armed Kennewick man arrested at apartment
An armed Kennewick man was arrested early Sunday after his family reported he was acting strangely.
Kennewick police officers were called about 2 a.m. to the apartment of Valentin Castillo in the 400 block of East 10th Avenue. Family members were evacuated before Castillo, a convicted felon, was arrested, according to Kennewick police.
Seven guns and cocaine were found in the home. Castillo was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of seven counts of being a felon in possession of a gun and possessing cocaine.