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Kennewick Kidnapping Ends in Connell

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WASHINGTON--A woman and two children are safe after being kidnapped at their Kennewick
home and taken to Connell.

Kennewick police say the woman's boyfriend, 26-year-old Pedro Benitez of Connell, showed up armed and drunk at the Heatherstone Apartments on West 10th Avenue.

They say after forcing them into his car, he began assaulting his girlfriend in Finley.

At some point, the woman convinced Benitez to drive to her mother's house in Connell.

Family members called police and Benitez was later arrested.