Winston-Salem police say hostage standoff ends

Feb. 04, 2014 @ 10:14 PM

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Police in Winston-Salem say a man who held a teenager hostage at a local motel has surrendered after a nearly 29-hour standoff.

Authorities say 31-year-old Christopher Shane Jenkins was taken into custody without incident around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Jenkins surrendered to police about two hours after he released a hostage identified as his brother, 16-year-old Andrew Menjibar.

King Police Chief Paula May said Jenkins has outstanding warrants for three counts of aggravated sexual assault in Virginia. He also faces charges stemming from a chase Sunday night, including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

May said Jenkins is also facing charges of making harassing phone calls and assault on a female in Forsyth County.

The motel and nearby businesses were evacuated during the standoff.