A man who is considered a suspect in his wife’s abduction appeared Monday before Judge Terry M. Tanner in Benton County District Court.
Paul D. Gross, 31, of Walla Walla, was placed on a 72-hour investigative hold while prosecutors review the case.
Prosecutors have until today to file criminal charges or Gross must be released, said Deputy Prosecutor Laurel Holland. “We are still waiting on additional reports,” she said.
Gross was arrested Friday and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of domestic violence unlawful imprisonment, a felony, and domestic violence assault.
He was found Friday morning at a Kennewick hotel with his wife Samantha K. Noethe, 22, who police say was abducted Thursday morning in the Kennewick WinCo parking lot.