Randy Smith is charged with 11 counts, including kidnapping, assault and robbery, for the incident at Sky Motors on Sept. 6.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of holding people hostage at a Parkland, Washington, auto repair shop has been ordered held on a $2.5 million bail.
KOMO-TV reports that Randy Smith is charged with 11 counts, including kidnapping, assault and robbery, for the incident at Sky Motors on Sept. 6.
According to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court, Smith walked into the sales office carrying a rifle and handgun and demanded a car with gas.
Records say Smith threatened to kill the four people in the office if they didn’t comply with his demands.
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Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies said three of the victims escaped. When Smith reloaded, the fourth person ran out.
Deputies and Smith fired at each other. Smith was protected by his bulletproof vest, but after being struck, he surrendered.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/