WALLA WALLA — Police arrested an 18-year-old man on investigation of growing marijuana in his bedroom Monday morning after receiving a report of a potential hostage situation at 31 E. Walnut St.
According to documents presented in court this morning, Codi M. Powers had allegedly assaulted his 17-year-old girlfriend and then locked her in his bedroom for 45 minutes. Powers’ mother reported she could hear the girl yelling to be let out because she needed to go to school.
Powers had also attempted to pull the phone cord out of the wall to prevent anyone from calling police, according to the court documents.
When police arrived, officers discovered “numerous marijuana plants” in Powers’ room, along with grow lights, marijuana seeds and a wad of cash, approximately $200. Powers’ mother stated her son is not currently employed, according to police.
Powers was arrested on investigation of manufacturing marijuana and unlawful imprisonment, both felonies, and he could face other misdemeanor charges. A judge set bail at $20,000 this morning.