Infant Used As A Shield?

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Deron McCoy Jr. made his first court appearance in Reno County Wednesday after the standoff Tuesday at the Budget Host Inn. His
bond was increased to $500,000.

McCoy strongly denied the allegations during the hearing.

Hutchinson, Kansas police say they were called to the hotel after a report of a custody dispute over his 7-month-old daughter. They say McCoy, who had a gun, refused to come out and used the baby and his sister as a shield when officers arrived. He surrendered after five hours.

The Hutchinson News reports that using someone as a shield or a
hostage can constitute kidnapping under Kansas law.

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