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Oklahoma man facing kidnapping charges after allegedly holding 12 people hostage

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Isaac 'Santamaria' Avila, Stephens County Jail

DUNCAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma man is facing kidnapping charges for allegedly holding 12 people hostage in his home.

According to the Duncan Banner, Isaac “Santamaria” Avila faces four charges of kidnapping, possession of a fire arm during commission of a felony and resisting an officer.

Officers were called to the Duncan home on Oct. 1 after receiving reports of a disturbance at the home.

When officers arrived, they found Avila, a woman and two young males in the hallway of the home.

Police noted the woman and two boys had “the look of fear on their faces,” an affidavit states.

Officers later learned there were twelve people total inside the home.

One of the boys told police that Avila “threatened to shoot anyone who attempted to leave the residence.”

When officers attempted to arrest Avila, he allegedly resisted.

After a brief struggle, Avila was taken into custody.

He was booked into the Stephens County Jail on four charges of kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and resisting an officer.