Alabama Man Charged In Maury County Hostage Situation

Posted at 2:28 PM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 15:29:33-04

A man faces multiple charges following a hostage situation at a Maury County bank.

The ordeal began Friday when police said 53-year-old Douglas Roach from Cherokee, Alabama walked into the Community First Bank and Trust in Columbia and took nine people hostage.
Police said he was wielding a machete.

After nine hours of negotiations, Roach finally came out of the bank and was taken into custody.

Officials said he’s facing multiple charges of aggravated assault and especially aggravated kidnapping.

More: Hostage Taker Arrested After 9 Hour Standoff