Man Surrenders Following Hours-Long Standoff at Dakotah Lodge Hotel

Troy Chase, 34, is charged with intentional damage to property, grand theft and kidnapping

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A 34-year-old Sioux Falls man is behind bars Friday after damaging property, stealing a car, and setting off an hours-long hostage situation at a Sioux Falls Hotel.

Police say Troy Chase surrendered after a four and-a-half hour standoff at the Dakotah Lodge motel.

Police say it started around 2:45 Friday afternoon with a report of a man damaging windows at the old courthouse museum in downtown Sioux Falls.

When they arrived, Chase had already left.

Police say he then got in a woman’s car in the area of 7th and Phillips Avenue, pushed her out and drove away.

He then drove to the Dakotah Lodge Hotel on Russell Street.

“Through the process of the investigation, we tracked the vehicle he had taken from this woman to the hotel complex located behind me. And we were able to tell by hotel surveillance footage a particular room that he went into,” said Capt. Loren McManus with the Sioux Falls Police Department.

Police say Chase barricaded himself a room where a woman and a female child were staying.

The child was released early in the incident.

The woman remained in the room with Chase as a hostage.

Chase is charged with intentional damage to property, grand theft and kidnapping.

No one was hurt during the standoff.

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