Grand Island man gets felony conviction for June standoff on Eddy Street

Published: Mar. 30, 2020 at 3:09 PM CDT
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A Grand Island man accused of holding a three-year-old girls hostage last summer stands convicted of felony kidnapping.

David Driver, 45, pleaded no contest to kidnapping and false imprisonment and to misdemeanor assault. A judge convicted him on all three charges and scheduled sentencing for May 19. Six other related charges were dropped.

after Driver had barricaded himself in a house at 1309 N. Eddy street.

Police said they were called to a domestic disturbance incident about 3:00 that morning. The man ran into the house and barricaded himself inside. Police called a negotiator and a tactical response team to the scene.

About six hours later police gained entry to the house and arrested Driver without incident.

Police also said the three-year-old girl was in the house at the time of the stand-off, but said Driver was taken into custody without harm to the girl.

Driver could get up to 53 years in prison on the two felony convictions.

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