Homeless veteran to stand trial
Ponca City Now - May 21, 2015 9:22 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – A homeless military veteran charged with taking hostages at a Norman office building has been ordered to stand trial.
A Cleveland County judge on Wednesday ordered 30-year-old Devin Rogers to trial on felony charges of kidnapping, unlawfully pointing a firearm and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Rogers also faces misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct with a firearm.
Rogers has said he was homeless and came up with the plan in order to go to prison to have a place to sleep and eat.
Rogers was armed when he forced a man inside the building and told a receptionist to call 911. He later held a hostage for four hours before peacefully surrendering himself to police.
Rogers’ attorneys say the incident was "a cry for help."