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Home invasion victim speaks exclusively after suspect arrest

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KENNEWICK, WA- Two Kennewick men are trying to rest easy tonight after they learned that the man who broke into their home, tied them up, beat them, and stole their stuff has been arrested.

"I was very afraid that he was going to figure out what he is doing wrong. He continued to chamber around and the gun just would not fire," one of the victims, who asked to remain nameless told NBC Right Now. He believes the suspect had everything planned out.

"He had been watching the house for a couple weeks, my roommate came in, he was yelling at him. Asking where I was," the victim explained.

When the victim got home that morning, February 29th, he pulled his car into the garage and immediately heard his stepson struggling with the suspect inside. "I noticed the gun was not going to fire, so I tried to attack him. At this point he powered me over and beat me with the end of the pistol," he said.

For two and a half hours, the suspect paced the home, destroying things and taking them. "He blackened by eye, I have stitches in my chin, in my eyebrows. Staples in my front, back of my head," the victim explained, all while the two men sat inside tied up.

"He was looking for specific stuff and he couldn't go back empty handed and things like that," he said. The victim claims the suspect made it clear he was prepared for what he had done and seemed to be under the influence of drugs.

"He actually told me this wasn not his first rodeo, he was saying, 'I have done this before'. He literally was saying I have been involved in other crimes," the victim told NBC Right Now.

Kennewick police found Pasco police had already arrested their suspect on unrelated charges. 35-year-old David Castaneda's laundry list of charges in Franklin County include resisting arrest, violation of a protection order, assault, possession of a stolen car, and possession of a gun.

In Benton County Castaneda faces burglary, assault, multiple counts of kidnapping and unlawful possession of a gun relating to the home invasion.

As for the victims, they are trying their best to recover and take precautions to protect themselves against anything like this happening again.
 

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KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police said officers have arrested the suspect involved in a violent home invasion on February 29.

Officers said forensic evidence collected at the home on the 4600 block of W. 7th Avenue linked them to the suspect, 35-year-old David Castaneda.

Police said Castaneda was arrested on unrelated charges on March 5. He is in custody and faces charges of Burglary in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, two counts of Kidnapping in the First Degree, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree.

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KENNEWICK, WA - On Tuesday morning, Kennewick Police said, the suspect involved in a violent home invasion on Monday stole a handgun from the home along the 4600 block of W. 7th Avenue.

Officers worked into Monday evening collecting evidence from the home. Officers say they have sent evidence to the Washington State Patrol crime lab for tests. 

Police have been warning the public, the suspect is still on the loose and is believe to be armed and dangerous. They said he is a Hispanic man in his 20's, about 5'5", weighing 140 to 150 lbs. He was last seen in black pants and a black jacket or black turtleneck. Officers said the suspect might also be wearing a red cloth item on his left hand with a finger splint on his pointer or middle finger.

If you know anything about the suspect, call Kennewick Police.
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KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police say the suspect in Monday morning's home invasion assaulted both men inside the home and tied them up.

Both the victims were injured.

Police do not yet know what was taken from the home.

Investigators are still processing the scene.

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KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police are investigating what started as a possible home invasion early Monday morning.

Officers from multiple agencies and SWAT responded to a home on the 4600 block of W. 7th Ave.

Police say a homeowner came home to find a suspect inside the house. When a relative also arrived home they called police.

Once officers arrived at the home, the male suspect was gone.

Police are now looking for a Hispanic man in his 20's, about 5'5", weighing 140 to 150 lbs. He was last seen in black pants and a black jacket or black turtleneck. Officers said the man is also described as wearing a red cloth item on his left hand with a finger splint on his pointer or middle finger

Medics took the two people inside the home, a 60-year-old and a 27-year-old to Trios Southridge Hospital for minor injuries.

Police did not have full details as of early Monday, this is a developing story.

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