A Richland man was arrested Saturday for felony order violation, assault in the second degree with a pistol and false imprisonment.
Kennewick police said they responded to a call at 8:15 a.m. from a woman who reported that she had been held at gunpoint for several hours by her estranged husband, Dennis Blahak, 43.
She said that when she got off work at 12:30 a.m. at the Kennewick Safeway she was surprised by Blahak, who was hiding in her SUV and pointing a .45-caliber pistol at her.
She said Blahak ordered her to drive to the Kennewick Baptist Church parking lot on West Albany Street, where his car was parked.
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She said, hours later, she was able to talk him into driving to Crisis Intervention in Kenne-wick to seek counseling. Blahak released her and got into his Ford Taurus and drove to Crisis Intervention. She said she followed in her SUV and called 911. She drove away after seeing him go into the Crisis Intervention building, police said.
Officers said that on arriving in the area they saw Blahak driving away from Crisis Intervention. He drove west to Conway and Entiat streets, where he parked at a retirement home and got out of the car, police said.
Officers reported he was taken down at gunpoint and detained without incident.
Last week, Blahak was arrested for domestic violence assault on the same woman in Richland. A judge issued a no contact order after that arrest.