Richland Police Say Husband Abducts WifePosted: Updated:
RICHLAND, Wash. - Richland Police said a man abducted his wife at her place of employment Tuesday afternoon.
Police said the couple was going through a divorce when 41-year-old Darren Brown drove his green Ford truck from their home in Pasco to 1200 Jadwin Avenue.
Police said the victim was getting into her car when her husband violently forced her into his truck.
Police said she ran out the passenger side of the truck and he grabbed her again and forced her back in.
Authorities said a witness watched the woman being forced into the car and called police.
Brown allegedly drove her back to their home in Pasco. Police said at their home he hit her in the head and knocked her to the floor.
The victim allegedly told police that she tried to calm him down during the whole ordeal.
Richland Police Captain Mike Cobb said, "She was trying to defuse the situation rather than make it worse. It appeared to investigators that this was a skill she acquired throughout this relationship. It's very unfortunate that someone has to acquire that type of skill set."
Richland Police, State Troopers and Benton County Deputies caught up with Brown at a Pasco gas station off Road 68.
Police said the couples 3-year-old son witnessed the entire situation unfold. The victim and the child were safe.
Brown was taken to Benton County Jail for unlawful imprisonment and domestic violence assault charges.