New Mexico man who caused 2017 hostage situation sentenced to prison

KRQE reports that the man behind a 2017 hostage situation at New Mexico farm will spend more than two decades behind bars.

It was Father’s Day when then-21-year-old Kaleb Scroggins led Alamogordo police on a chase after shooting and injuring a man. It came to an end 11 miles away at McGinn’s Pistachio Land when Scroggins crashed. Scroggins then holed up inside the store while about 19 customers and employees hid inside a refrigerated room. After four hours of negotiations, Scroggins finally surrendered. A jury found Scroggins guilty on eight counts. On Wednesday, Judge James Waylon sentenced him to 24 years in prison.