Hostage situation in Yankton Thursday

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Yankton Police Officers were assisting South Dakota Department of Corrections Parole Agents who were checking on a male at a residence in the 1700 block of College Thursday afternoon.

Upon entry to the residence, a male occupant fled to a back bedroom taking an adult male and female hostage. Officers established verbal contact beginning negotiations. An adult male was allowed to exit the room and negotiations resumed. At about 5PM, Officers made entry into the room and took 61 year old Ricky Leroy German into custody and safely removed the remaining adult female hostage. German remains in custody.

German has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault Domestic, False Imprisonment, Kidnapping/First Degree, Kidnapping/second degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unauthorized Ingestion of a Controlled Drug or Substance, and Contempt. According to police reports, he was also wanted in Charles Mix County.

The Yankton Police Department was assisted by the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton County EMS, South Dakota Department of Corrections Parole, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.