The New Mexico State Police rescued 14 hostages, including a three time old-time, from a pistachio farm in south New Mexico Sunday afternoon.
State Police determined the believe as Caleb Scroggins, 21 from Alamogordo, NM.
Police said they were looking for Scroggins because he was a suspect in a shooting earlier in the day. During a exploration, police procured Scroggins vehicle and a pursue inaugurated. While traveling west, Scroggins failed to yield to northbound commerce on a highway and was t-boned. Scroggins went out of the car, exchanged fire with police, ran into McGinns Pistachio Farm store and took 14 hostages.
Law enforcement from multiple New Mexico business arrived. During talks, the State Police Tactical Response Team procured the boundary. The tactical crew rescued all the captives and Scroggins ceded peacefully shortly after.
Police believe Scroggins may have been armed when he took the captives, but he was not armed where reference is surrendered.
The Sheriffs office cultivated very swiftly to talk the believe out. He demonstrated himself up. Didnt have a artillery on him at the time but were going to go through the scene and verify whats in there, did New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas.
None of the captives were injured, but they were evaluated at the hospital. Scroggins was plowed for harms from the car disintegrate during the police chase.
Scroggins has a long criminal record. Past costs include battery of a household member, obscuring identity, breaking and entering, owned of a controlled believe and balk, circumventing or obstructing an officer.
Charges against Scroggins for Sundays occurrences are pending.
Ray Bogan is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in El Paso, Texas. Follow him on twitter: @RayBogan