A Pasco man has pleaded innocent to accusations that he broke into a Kennewick home and held two residents captive for almost three hours.
David Castaneda, 35, was identified after blood evidence was tested and allegedly linked him to the Feb. 28 home invasion.
The six felonies he faces in Benton County Superior Court for this crime are in addition to two active cases in Franklin County Superior Court.
Castaneda, during a Thursday court appearance, was given a May 31 trial date for the Kennewick case. His bail remains at $250,000.
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He is charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, one count each of first- and second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree kidnapping.
Russell Shockley arrived at his West Seventh Avenue home about 9:15 p.m. when he was attacked by a gun-wielding burglar and tied up, court documents show.
Castaneda demanded to know where he could find the “kiddie porn and assault rifles,” and Shockley denied having anything like that, documents said.
When Shockley’s roommate, Dennis David, came home a short time later, he was confronted in the garage with his own 9 mm handgun. Castaneda allegedly cycled the pistol’s slide several times and then pulled the trigger, but it jammed.
David tackled his attacker, but Castaneda beat him with the gun and then forced him into the house, where he bound the victim’s arms and legs, court documents said.
In the meantime, Shockley reportedly hit speed dial on his phone and gave his address and “911” to his father in Maryland before Castaneda ended the call, documents said.
Kennewick police arrived shortly after midnight to check things out, and Castaneda ran out the back of the house.
David’s face was badly cut and bruised, and he had ligature marks and strips of duct tape near his ankles, police said.
Castaneda was arrested March 5 in Pasco after a person reported seeing a man in an alley with a mask over his face and holding what was believed to be a pistol.
Castaneda, who was driving a stolen Dodge Charger, ran from officers, dropping a .380-caliber black Cobra pistol and a black face mask in the process, court documents show. Once caught, police searched his clothes and found a folding knife that had been reported stolen in an earlier burglary, documents said.
Officers also discovered that Castaneda was within the two-block protection zone of the residence of a woman who has a restraining order against him.
Police contacted the woman to make sure she was OK. She said she saw the Dodge circle her block that evening and heard gunshots in the alley behind her apartment, court documents said.
Officers found .380-caliber shell casings in the alley that matched the caliber of the stolen pistol Castaneda dropped during the foot chase, documents said.
Castaneda has $500,000 bail on charges of second-degree assault with domestic violence and possessing a stolen vehicle. His bail is $10,000 on a case for assault in violation of a no-contact order with domestic violence.
Both cases have a trial date of May 11.