Winston-Salem police say hostage standoff ends - WNCT

Winston-Salem police say hostage standoff ends

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -

Police in Winston-Salem say a man who held a teenager hostage at a local motel has surrendered after a nearly 29-hour standoff.

Authorities say 31-year-old Christopher Shane Jenkins was taken into custody without incident around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Jenkins surrendered to police about two hours after he released a hostage identified as his brother, 16-year-old Andrew Menjibar.

King Police Chief Paula May said Jenkins has outstanding warrants for three counts of aggravated sexual assault in Virginia. He also faces charges stemming from a chase Sunday night, including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

May said Jenkins is also facing charges of making harassing phone calls and assault on a female in Forsyth County.

The motel and nearby businesses were evacuated during the standoff.

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