Military veteran convicted of taking hostages in Norman

Ponca City Now - June 21, 2016 10:17 am

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – A military veteran has been convicted of taking hostages at an office complex in Norman.

A Cleveland County jury on Monday found Devin Rogers guilty of kidnapping, reckless conduct with a firearm and two counts of pointing a firearm. He was acquitted on additional charges of kidnapping and reckless conduct with a firearm.

Authorities say Rogers took hostages at gunpoint on Nov. 10, 2014, and held them for four hours before surrendering to police. No one was injured.

Rogers has said he was homeless and took the hostages in an effort to negotiate a prison sentence so he would have a place to eat and sleep.

Rogers testified that he caused pain and scared people and did things he "wouldn’t normally do" and said he deserves whatever he gets.

 

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