Springfield man arrested after briefly holding family hostage

A Springfield man faces multiple charges after police alleged he briefly held a family hostage after running from officers.

TyJuan Chike Young, 34, of Springfield was charged with four counts of kidnapping, one count of burglary, and one count of obstructing official business, according to a police report.

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An officer spotted Young in the 900 block of Selma Road on Tuesday, April 4, and approached him because he believed Young had warrants. Young then took off running when another officer arrived on scene, police said.

Officers followed and alleged they saw him enter a home on Selma Road, where he reportedly locked the door. Police said they attempted to go in another door but were stopped by another man.

Officers set up a perimeter around the home and were approached by the homeowner, who said his two sons, ages 3 and 5, and brother, 17, were inside.

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The homeowner was able to talk to his brother, according to the report, and he alleged Young wouldn’t let them out of a room. The young man was then able to break free and open the front door, allowing officers inside.

Officers then told the suspect to come out.

According to the police report, Young informed the officers not to shoot because he had a child with him.

He then came downstairs with one of the children and after being told several times to let the child go, he did and was arrested.

Authorities also found another man, Travis Creachbaum, hiding in a closet. Police records show he had an outstanding warrant as well and he was taken into custody.

The children and another female victim were found safe and weren’t harmed during the brief standoff.

Young pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday and his bond was set at $100,000 bond.


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