UPDATE: Hostage situation in Ringgold County ends in arrest

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:11 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:14 p.m. CDT

A hostage situation ended in an arrest and no injuries late Wednesday morning in Ringgold County.

According to a Ringgold County Sheriff report released at 2:52 p.m., Randy Longstreath, 51, of Bethany, Mo., went to 2423 County Highway J-55 where is wife, stepson and another adult male were staying.

Longstreath gained access to the home and discharged his shotgun, threatening everyone inside.

Ringgold County Sheriff called in support from the Iowa State Patrol's Tactical Team A and a crisis negotiator based out of central Iowa.

Alex Murphy with Iowa State Patrol said before the teams arrived, everyone was able to escape the house safely.

The standoff continued for a total of six hours with law enforcement.

"Our negotiator spent more than three hours talking to the get the guy out of the house and put down his weapon," Murphy said.

After Longstreath placed his weapon on the porch, the tactical team moved in and took Longstreath into custody without incident at 4:30 a.m.

According to the Ringgold County Sheriff report he was taken to the Ringgold County Hospital where he was evaluated and released to the Ringgold County Jail.

Longstreath has been charged with domestic abuse assault, 1st degree harassment, 1st degree burglary and going armed with intent.

He is being held with no bond while awaiting his initial appearance before the Ringgold County Magistrate.

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