SELAH — Police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a kidnapping last week in which the suspect allegedly entered a woman’s car and ordered her to drive at gunpoint.
Selah police, assisted by the county’s Violent Crimes Task Force, arrested the suspect, who is being held in the Yakima County jail for investigation of kidnapping, armed robbery, assault and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to a police department news release Tuesday. No bail has been set for the man, who has not been formally charged.
The incident left the woman hospitalized.
No other details of the arrest were provided.
According to a report from city police, the man got in the woman’s car while she was parked at Selah Intermediate School the evening of June 13. He pointed a gun at her and ordered her to drive. A short distance away, the woman jumped from the vehicle. The news release said the vehicle went into a ditch and rolled on its side.
The armed man fled the scene.
The suspect has an extensive criminal record, according to court records. He served time in jail in 2012 for a second-degree kidnapping in Tacoma, according to the news release.