Capone returns to Clarkston on assault charge

CLARKSTON, Wash. - The estranged husband of a missing Clarkston woman has been returned to Asotin County to face a domestic violence assault charge.

Asotin County Judge Ray Lutes last week signed a warrant for Charles Capone on a 2nd degree assault charge, Capone is accused of attempting to strangle 40-year-old Rachael Anderson on December 27, 2009. She was last seen on April 16, 2010.

Capone was just released from federal custody after serving a 33-month sentence on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Most recently he had been serving his time in a halfway house in King County.

A detainer was placed on him by Asotin County and he was transported to the Asotin County Jail Wednesday.

Capone is considered a person of interest in Anderson's disappearance in 2010. She had filed for divorce from Capone in January 2010 after just three months of marriage.

Prosecutors say they have a solid case against Capone and they are not giving up on finding Anderson.

Capone is being held on a $250,000 bond and a bond hearing is expected to take place Thursday.