Richland man arrested for allegedly beating woman, holding her against her will

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RICHLAND, Wash. – A Richland man is accused of beating a woman and holding her against her will Monday afternoon.

Police were called about a possible domestic assault at a home in the 2000 block of Stevens Drive around 12:45 p.m. that day. When they first arrived, no one came to answer the door.

After some time, police said a distraught woman opened the door and immediately ran outside, asking the officers for help.

After further investigation, the woman’s boyfriend, 54-year-old Duval Cardwell, was arrested on charges of first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault and felony harassment. He was booked at the Benton County Jail.

Back in June, Carwell was arrested at his home for calling 911 because the prostitute he allegedly hired was refusing to leave.

Police used a Taser on him before taking him away in handcuffs. He was booked into jail on charges of patronizing a prostitute and resisting arrest.