The estranged husband of a missing Clarkston woman is being held in the Asotin County Jail on a $1 million bond.
51-year-old Charles Capone faces a second-degree assault domestic violence charge for allegedly attempting to strangle Rachael Anderson at her home in 2009. The couple were in the process of divorcing when she disappeared more than two years ago.
Capone appeared in an Asotin County courtroom Thursday via a video link from the jail for a bond hearing. Judge Ray Lutes raised the Moscow man’s bond from $250,000 to $1 million, after hearing statements from the prosecution about Capone’s flight risk and criminal history.
Capone’s arraignment was scheduled for Monday.
Capone was brought to Clarkston from the Sea-Tac Federal Detention Center in Seattle, where he was being held on a federal firearms conviction arising from his arrest in May 2010.
Anderson is still missing, and Capone is a person of interest in her disappearance, police have said. However, Capone has not been named as a suspect and no charges have been filed in connection with that case.