Estranged husband of Rachel Anderson charged with assault

Estranged husband of Rachel Anderson charged with assault »Play Video
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CLARKSTON, WA - A Moscow man, who remains a person of interest in the disappearance of a Clarkston woman, faces new charges.

Charles Capone is behind bars after a warrant for his arrest was signed Monday morning by an Asotin County Judge.

It's been nearly a year and a half since anyone's seen 40-year-old Rachael Anderson after she disappeared on April 16th, 2010. Investigators continue to search for Anderson's body and are yet to name a suspect. Charles Capone remains a person of interest in her disappearance as he is Anderson's estranged husband. Capone was arrested in May of 2010 after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm as a felon and is scheduled for release on Wednesday.

However, the Asotin County Sheriff's Office determined there was enough information to issue a warrant for Capone's arrest on a charge of Second Degree Assault stemming from an incident with Anderson.

"We approached the prosecutor with that information and he agreed that we had enough, that went to the judge and we got the warrant for his arrest," said Asotin County Sheriff Ken Bancroft.

Anderson married Capone in October 2009. Three months later, she filed for divorce and in April she disappeared. Anderson's sister Kristina Bonefield said she believes Capone is responsible for her disappearance, is ready for justice to be served and for her sister to come home.

"I don't think he deserves to be a free man ever," said Bonefield. "For what he's caused and done to our family, and to my sister, and to her children above all else."

"We're not giving up hope yet," said Bancroft.

While Anderson's family may have their own strong suspicions about Capone's involvement in her disappearance, he's yet to be charged in direct connection with her disappearance.

A detainer has been placed on Capone who will be in Asotin County Jail no later than Thursday.