Updated @ 6:15 PM Thursday Afternoon Dale County Stand OffRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 31 2013 6:33 PM
DALE COUNTY: There has not been a lot of media information today in reference to the Dale County stand off. The 5 PM press conference has been cancelled because there was not much information to update.
To the people of Dale County, your Sheriff, Wally Olson, arrived on the scene the day of the shooting and has not left this scene since. A travel trailer has been provided for him where he ocassionally gets a few hours sleep. You need to know that Sheriff Olson has remained here and actively involved and in charge of the activities, in conjunction with other agencies, state and federal. Members of the Dale County Sheriff Department, Chief Deputy Tim McDonald and other members have been committed just like the Sheriff.
The law enforcement agencies are working every angle to seek the suspect to surrender and give the hostage up. The suspect is reported to have TV and other necessities in the bunker. I have been asked about heat and needs in the bunker. While I do not have specifics at this time, as I understand the child is in good condition and not been harmed.
As Sheriff Olson described in an earlier interview, please pray for this child and his safety.
The suspect, if by chance he is reading any internet accounts, please give yourself up. There is no reason to harm the child. Contact Dale County Sheriff Department, 334-774-2335 or dial 911 and give yourself up. You have given service to his country and there is no reason to end your history as someone that injured an innocent child.
There is a lot of activity that is and has been on going that we will not report at this time.
Media from all over are on the scene. From little media to the huge media from small equipment to large equipment, the media is set up on the scene. RSN has not kept a vigil here, however a lot of the media has spent the night and remained on the scene in shifts.
As the situation changes we will update.