Arraignment for Accused Kidnapper Pushed Back to Tuesday
YAKIMA, Wash.- Bernardo Vaca-Soto was supposed to be arraigned in Yakima Superior Court Monday afternoon, but court officials tell KNDO he wasn't feeling well, so his arraignment has been pushed back to Tuesday.
Vaca-Soto is facing first degree kidnapping charges. The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says Wapato police pulled him over for not wearing a seat belt on Saturday afternoon. His arrest happened around 1 p.m. on the 4600 block of North Track Road in Wapato.
Police say he was driving a red ford probe and inside, they found women's clothing. They also say they smelled alcohol on his breath and found open bottles scattered in his car. He was held in Wapato Jail and then transferred to Yakima County Jail for his scheduled court appearance Monday.
Meanwhile, the victim, 21-year-old Aurora Olmedo Tenorio was home safe in Buena. This after police say she escaped from Vaca-Soto at a gas station in Biggs, Oregon on Friday afternoon. She had been missing for two weeks.
Wapato Police say Vaca-Soto is also being detained on an immigrant hold. They say he could face a future deportation hearing as well.