Crime

Tenino man arrested for allegedly beating, raping wife

A 39-year-old Tenino man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly beat and raped his wife.

The man, who could face charges of second-degree rape and second-degree assault, appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court, and Judge Anne Hirsch set bail at $5,000. He was later released on bail.

Police began investigating the man after his wife called 911 and reported that her husband had punched her in the head. She told dispatch that her husband was coming back and hung up, according to court documents.

When officers arrived at the Tenino home, the woman told them that her husband had accused her of cheating on him. She said he pinned her to the ground and forced his hand down her pants.

The husband then put a pillow over the woman’s head and hit her. She said she believed her husband put the pillow on her head so that he wouldn’t leave a mark when hitting her, and to prevent her from breathing, according to court documents.

At the Monday court hearing, Hirsch prohibited the man from having any contact with his wife. He will be arraigned May 5.

The Olympian doesn’t release the names of suspects when victims could be identified through the suspect’s name.

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