Grand Island stand-off suspect set for trial in December

(Source:  Hall Co. Jail)
(Source: Hall Co. Jail)(KSNB)
Published: Jun. 26, 2019 at 9:33 AM CDT
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The man arrested after a six-hour standoff this summer in Grand Island is scheduled for trial in December for holding a three-year-old girl hostage.

David Driver, 44, is charged with two counts of felony false imprisonment, two counts of felony terroristic threats, felony child abuse, felony kidnapping and felony witness tampering. He's also charged with misdemeanor assault and obstructing a police officer.

Driver pleaded not guilty to all charges this week and a judge scheduled trial for December 2. He's being held at the Hall County jail.

The incident happened June 26 after Driver had barricaded himself in a house at 1309 N. Eddy street.

Police said they were called to a domestic disturbance incident about 3:00 that morning. The man ran into the house and barricaded himself inside. Police called a negotiator and a tactical response team to the scene.

About six hours later police gained entry to the house and arrested Driver without incident.

Police also said a three-year-old girl was in the house at the time of the stand-off, but said Driver was taken into custody without harm to the girl.

The penalties for convictions on the felony charges against Driver range from two years to life in prison.

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