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Two charged in Indiana hostage situation

Joe Napsha
| Monday, January 7, 2019 8:53 p.m
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Two Allegheny County men are accused of holding a woman hostage in her Indiana apartment on Monday, assaulting her and threatening her and her family, Indiana police said.

Jeremy R. Bryant, 37, of McKeesport, and Stevland K. Parks Sr., 33, of Wilkinsburg, are accused of holding the woman inside her apartment in the 1100 block of Church Street for an unidentified period of time before police safely removed her from the scene. Police said they were notified at 8:48 a.m. Monday by a neighbor, who said the woman was being held against her will. Both men allegedly used her vehicle without her permission during the incident, police said.

Bryant was found inside the residence and arrested, while Parks was identified as the alleged accomplice, police said.

Bryant was charged with terroristic threats, false imprisonment, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and unauthorized use of an automobile. He was arraigned before Indiana District Judge Guy Haberl and placed in the Indiana County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond. He faces a preliminary hearing before Haberl on Jan. 17.

Parks is accused of terroristic threats, false imprisonment and unauthorized use of an automobile, police said. Parks will be notified of the charges via a summons, police said.

Indiana police were assisted by state police and Indiana University of Pennsylvania police officers.


Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252 or jnapsha@tribweb.com.


Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, jnapsha@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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