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City man caught in Lewis County


March 28, 2018

A Goldendale man was arrested in east Lewis County Tuesday after allegedly holding another man against his will and threatening him with violence, the Centralia Chronicle reported Thursday.

John M. Desmarais, 44, of Goldendale, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful imprisonment, harassment, and outstanding warrants.

According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a report at 1:10 p.m. from a 50-year-old man saying he had been held against his will by the suspect.

The men, whose relationship is not clear, had an argument, said Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey.

“[Desmarais] told the 50-year-old victim he was going to cut off his hands...

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