Oklahoma judge denies bail to standoff suspect
Ponca City Now - November 15, 2014 9:41 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – A Cleveland County judge has denied bail for a man accused of taking hostages at gunpoint and holding them for four hours before surrendering to police.
Special Judge Steve Stice on Friday ordered 29-year-old Devin Rogers to remain in the Cleveland County jail while he awaits trial on two counts of kidnapping by extortion, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of feloniously firing a firearm into a dwelling and one count of possessing a firearm while in the commission of a felony.
Prosecutors say Rogers is accused of violent offenses. But defense attorneys say Rogers is a 10-year military veteran with mental health problems who receives a monthly government disability check that may stop if he is jailed.
No one was injured in Monday’s hostage incident.