Crime & Courts

Sunday car crash leads to 12 charges

A 20-year-old man faces a dozen different charges — 10 of them felonies — related to a series of incidents that began Sunday afternoon when he crashed a stolen vehicle into a tree on Douglas west of Meridian.

Seth Duque was arrested after he fled from the crash at Douglas and Richmond at about 3 p.m.

Police allege that Duque tried to steal other vehicles and burst into houses in the neighborhood north of the crash scene. Police closed sections of Douglas between Meridian and Richmond while searching for him.

Two members of one family were held hostage for about 25 minutes, police said, before Duque left that house.

He surrendered when officers surrounded and then entered a house he was hiding in.

Duque faces two counts each of aggravated kidnapping, attempted felony theft and aggravated burglary. He faces one count each of leaving the scene of an accident, robbery, burglary and possession of stolen property.

He also faces two counts of misdemeanor theft.

Duque's bond was set at $100,000, and his preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 26.

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