Hostage situation ends “quietly”, suspect in custody

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 1:34 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 9:34 PM CDT
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GOSNELL, Ark. (KAIT) - A suspect is in custody after a hostage situation Monday morning in Gosnell.

Gosnell Assistant Police Chief Andrew Wyles said they got the call about the incident around 8:30 a.m. from the Quality Acres Trailer Park off West Gosnell Street.

Wyles confirmed the suspect, 38-year-old Dexter Moore, held the victim hostage at knifepoint.

The hostage was able to escape safely.

Police eventually talked down Moore and he surrendered.

“We have the suspect in custody at the jail,” Wyles said at the time. “No injuries, nothing like that. He went quietly.”

Moore is being held in Mississippi County Detention Center on suspicion of aggravated assault on a family or a household member, residential burglary, first-degree terroristic threatening, and violation of a no-contact order.

This is a developing story, we will pass along any information as soon as we confirm it.

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