Arrested: Travis, Dennis 27 year old Benton City resident
Crime: Residential Burglary, Assault 2nd Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment
On Wednesday August 12th 2015 at about 1702 hours (5:02 PM) Richland Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of Jadwin Ave. regarding a disturbance. A juvenile about 13 years old called 911 and reported that a male just took their mother. Further investigation revealed the victim, a 31 year old female, had been assaulted by the victims Ex-boyfriend Dennis Travis and then forced into a car. Travis then left with the victim. Further witnesses called 911 as officers responded and provide a description of Travis and his vehicle.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office assisted in locating Travis and the victim. Both were located in a field near North Fox Drive and Ruppert Rd. in Benton City. The victim was reunited with family. Travis was arrested and booked into the Benton County Jail on the above listed charges. Members of the Richland Police Department Investigations Division were called to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Posted by Lieutenant Tony Striefel
For additional information, please contact Capt. Mike Cobb (509) 942-7362