The Journal Gazette
Friday, October 01, 2021 1:00 am

Area man accused of taking hostage

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

The DeKalb County sheriff Thursday said he expects the prosecutor's office to file at least two felony charges against a Kendallville man in connection with a hostage situation in Waterloo.

Sheriff David Cserep said the 30-year-old held a woman hostage at a Waterloo motel Wednesday.

The suspect was arrested at the Twilight Inn at 2060 U.S. 6 near Waterloo and was being held Thursday in DeKalb County Jail, Cserep said.

The charges were still being decided late Thursday afternoon, he said.

The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at a woman about 8 a.m., when she called police. On scene, the Indiana State Police deployed a robot to attempt to intervene. The man surrendered about two hours later, Cserep said.

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