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Sheriff says fatal Cherokee County hostage situation started with kidnapping
Oakland, TX
   
 
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Sunday morning, Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson said a hostage situation in the Oakland area that ended with the suspect dead and the victim safe is still under investigation and that it started with a kidnapping.

Dickson also said they are not releasing the names yet because the next of kin notification has not been completed.

Dickson said the situation started early Friday morning when the CCS received word that a man had kidnapped a woman. He added that they started their investigation at about 10 a.m. Friday, and they found the suspect and the victim at about 5 p.m. that day.

The suspect barricaded himself and the hostage in a mobile home.


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