Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hostage Incident Unfounded

Some tense moments for the Putnam County sheriff's department this week as they answered a call reporting that a man was tied up in a local home and another man was holding a gun on him. Deputies rushed to the scene on Center Hill Dam Road in Silver Point and took up strategic positions on the outside of the residence. One deputy spoke to the person who had made the call, who claimed that he could see the men in the home, right next to the air-conditioner. The deputy, however, determined that no one was actually there. Deputies eventually got permission to enter the home and confirmed what they thought. The place was empty. The man's sister later told officials that he sometimes "sees things." She said she was going to take him to the doctor to get it checked out.