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July 20, 2018
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Fairfield County kidnapping charges
Daniel Beardsley - Accused of kidnapping
(WOUB) - A Fairfield County man is facing kidnapping charges after a fight turned into a hostage situation early Friday morning.

Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen says 44-year old Daniel Beardsley of Thurston held five people in an upstairs room in his home after deputies went there to question him about an alleged assault.

Authorities were responding to a call from a man who said Beardsley had hit him and pointed a gun at him.

Phalen says a hostage negotiator was called for but before negotiations could start Beardsley surrendered.

He is charged with five counts of kidnapping and five counts of abduction.
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