A Salem man is accused of holding his wife at gunpoint in the parking lot of their church Sunday until the pastor convinced him to put down the firearm, according to court records.
Tayde Carranza-Pineda, 47Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Tayde Carranza-Pineda, 47, was arraigned Monday afternoon on two counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and one count each of second-degree kidnapping, menacing and first-degree theft in Polk County Circuit Court.
A week before, Carranza-Pineda’s wife said she told her husband that she wanted a divorce, partly due to his drug use, according to a probable cause affidavit.
She said he responded by threatening to harm her, her mother and family if she went through with it. The couple has been married 14 years and has two children.
On Sunday, she said she went to a service at the West Salem Christian Church with her husband. She told police she tried to sit apart from him, but he moved and sat behind her, the affidavit said.