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UPDATE: Suspect In Frankfort Standoff Pleads Not Guilty

Posted at 1:58 PM, Feb 26, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Frankfort man accused of taking a hostage in a standoff Monday entered a not guilty plea to charges Tuesday.

Joey Johnson was arrested after the situation ended peacefully following the hours-long ordeal in a Frankfort mobile home park.

Franklin County Sheriff’s officials say the original call was for a man holding a woman against her will in Capital City Mobile Home Park.

Officers went to the door and say Johnson refused to come out. Several mobile homes nearby were evacuated to allow a negotiator to come into the area.

He eventually surrendered without incident.

Johnson is facing several charges including assault, wanton endangerment, unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest.