Assault, false imprisonment charges filed

— A local man has been charged for second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment after allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a knife.

Pablo Rodriguez, 64, appeared in Yakima County Superior Court Monday for a preliminary hearing.

He allegedly threatened his 46-year-old girlfriend with a 6-inch straight blade knife last Friday in an effort to engage in sex, records show.

Rodriguez told the woman he would stab her with the knife, records show.

She attempted to leave the home they were in on Green Valley Road. “He grabbed her and pull(ed) her back inside,” records state.

Rodriguez allegedly held the knife to the woman’s neck, records show.

He told her she wasn’t going anywhere before stabbing himself in the leg, records show.

It was at that time the woman was able to call 911, records show.

Yakima County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived and Rodriguez came out of the home, holding the knife, records show.

“He had a lot of blood on his body,” a deputy noted.

Rodriguez didn’t comply with deputies and was tased before being taken into custody, records show.

Deputies noted he had a stab wound on his leg at the time.


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