Police Still Looking For Suspect in KidnappingPosted: Updated:
RICHLAND, Wash.-- Richland police are still looking for a man suspected of kidnapping his ex girlfriend.
On Tuesday police detained a man who was involved in the case. Carlos Rodriguez claims the woman wasn't kidnapped.
He was questioned at the Richland Police Department, but police let him go. On Tuesday Richland police raided a house at 707 Benham Street where they thought Alejandro Gonzalez and Rodriguez were hiding.
Rodriguez told me earlier he was with Gonzalez in the house, but he left and doesn't know where Gonzalez went after. Rodriguez told police before going to the house he was in a car with Gonzalez and the victim.
He says Gonzalez was holding the woman against her will. He says she was crying and looking down.
"The only thing I saw was them in the car and him holding a gun to her head and they were talking that's the only thing I know," said Carlos Rodriguez, a suspect interviewed by Richland police.
"I've interviewed several people in the vehicle. They're all consistent with the fact that she was threatened with a weapon and she was strike by a fist several times in the head," said John Hansens, Richland Police Detective.
Police say Gonzalez was pointing a 25 caliber gun to the woman's head. Police showed us the gun earlier.
They say Kennewick police are also investigating a separate crime involving Gonzalez, in connection with the kidnapping.