A Kennewick man is in jail after reportedly stuffing a rag into his girlfriend’s mouth and holding a knife to her throat.
Bert Morgan, 51, is accused of climbing on top of his sleeping girlfriend about 9 p.m. Tuesday and allegedly forcing a rag into her mouth, said Kennewick police.
When she resisted and tried to scream, he allegedly held a knife to her neck, police said.
He eventually drove away from the home on the 2000 block of South Rainier Place before police arrived.
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About six hours later, officers spotted Morgan’s car at the home and tried to knocking on the door.
When he wouldn’t answer, police used emergency lights, sirens and a loudspeaker to try to get him to come outside. They finally received a search warrant, went inside and arrested him.
Morgan was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree assault/domestic violence and felony harassment.