A 21-year-old Kennewick woman was arrested for allegedly using a headphone cord to spank her son.
Kennewick police were called around 8 p.m. Monday to a home in the 1100 block of South Quincy Place after getting a report from someone who heard a child screaming, said Officer Aaron Hamel.
Officers determined Yesenia Aguirre-Leon had been spanking her toddler with some type of headphone cord, which left bruising on the boy, he said.
It isn't against the law to spank a child, but she exceeded the boundaries of reasonable discipline, Cpl. Todd Dronen told the Herald.
Aguirre-Leon was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of third-degree assault of a child and three outstanding warrants.
Child Protective Services was called and took custody of the boy.
Mesa man killed in crash likely suffered heart attack
A Mesa man killed Sunday in a crash near Connell likely suffered a heart attack that caused him to drive off the road, officials said.
James Alvin Schlatter, 58, died at Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco, where he was taken after the wreck.
Autopsy results indicated James Alvin Schlatter had heart disease, said Franklin County Deputy Coroner Amanda Richmond.
The autopsy was completed Tuesday by Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, a forensic pathologist from Yakima.
Schlatter was driving east on Lind Road approaching Highway 395 when his 1998 Toyota pickup went off the road and crashed into a barbed wired fence.
Kennewick man arrested in 2-child sex assault case
A 38-year-old Kennewick man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting two children.
Kennewick police detectives received a tip in October from Child Protective Services and began investigating the allegations against Alfonso Macias Vidrio, said Detective Sgt. Randy Maynard.
Detectives say they believe the sex abuse occurred over an extended period of time.
Vidrio, who was cooperative when contacted by police, was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of two counts of first-degree rape of a child and one count of second-degree rape of a child.