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UPDATED Armed Hostage Situation In Elba

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: May 14 2014 12:13 PM

COFFEE COUNTY:    Coffee County Law Enforcement are on the scene in Elba of an armed hostage situation in Elba.


At time time multiple agencies are in the scene and responding.


We are withholding details at this time for officer safety.


UPDATED @ 12:40 PM


The stand off is over and the suspect gave himself up to police. We will update with more details as they are released.


UPDATED with Press Release


On May 14, 2014 at approximately 1130 a.m. Elba Police responded to a domestic incident at a residence on Larkin Road. Upon arrival the victim indicated that she was in a verbal argument with her husband John Coleman Davis Jr. 57 years of age.  The victim stated that the argument became physical and that Davis had a shotgun. The victim further stated that Davis went back into the residence with the shotgun and locked the door. The victim told officers that her daughter and grandson were inside the residence with Davis. Officer attempted to call and use a PA system to contact Davis but were unsuccessful. At approximately 1230 p.m. Davis voluntary exited his residence and was taken into custody without incident. After further investigation it was determined there was no hostage situation. Davis was charged with Domestic Violence 3rd degree and placed in the Coffee County Jail.




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