Longview police Wednesday made a probable cause arrest of a man from Kennewick, Wash., in a case of suspected second-degree domestic assault.
Nathan Lee Koerner, 42, is suspected of second-degree assault, second-degree kidnapping and felony harassment linked to a June 9 domestic violence report made by Koerner’s ex-wife, police said.
She told investigators Koerner made death threats, punched and kicked her and spat on her face, according to police. Then, he dragged her to a car and forced her to drive with him to Safeway, the probable cause statement says.
When they arrived at the store, Koerner got out of the car, and his ex-wife drove off without him, police said.
Police were unable to immediately locate Koerner after the alleged events last summer, but he was arrested Wednesday when police responded to a “suspicious activity” call regarding Koerner and another man attempting to break into a home.
Although the men had permission to enter the home, both were arrested: Koerner on probable cause and the other on a warrant out of Spokane, police said.
Koerner is being held in the Cowlitz County jail on a $200,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 19.