SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/14/17) - Officers received a tip that a person wanted for weapons violations was locked up here at the Ozark Inn.
Officers have confirmed that there was a man and woman inside a motel room that had been connected to stealing a vehicle and confronting another person with a gun.
Lieutenant Robert Byrne with the Springfield Police said, “While occupying that stolen vehicle he got into it a confrontation with an individual and displayed a firearm and made threats with it.”
The threats made to an individual did happen overnight here in Springfield.
“But, it was not connected, directly, to the victim of weapons violations," says Byrne.
Earlier this evening police surrounded the motel after confirming that the suspects were in one of the rooms.
Around noon today, police had both suspects in custody after about three hours of negotiations.