Sheriff's Department: "Overblown" situation leads to hostage response

Published: Oct. 23, 2017 at 12:26 AM EDT
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No charges will be filed after a "hostage situation" ends peacefully in Lagrange County.

The Lagrange County Sheriff's department says what originally came in as a welfare call / disorderly subject was "overblown" by family members prompting a police response for a hostage situation.

"He refused to come out and talk to us initially, however, after talking to him on the phone for a while, he agreed to come out and talk to us then the situation de-escalated," said Corporal Derek Baldridge of the Lagrange County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies arrived at the area of CR 750 N and CR 1150 W just before 10 p.m. Sunday night.

That's when they say a man inside with a 9-month-old baby who refused to talk with police.

"When you get these kinds of calls you never know what you're going to have, you have to be prepared and in this case it de-escalated, we didn't have to take any further action," Baldridge said.

Just around 11 p.m., officers say they were able to resolve the situation peacefully. Due to in part being "overblown" no criminal charges will be filed at this time.