DUNCAN, Okla. – A man is facing kidnapping charges after allegedly holding 12 people hostage.
On Saturday, officers with the Duncan Police Department were called to a home on Walnut Avenue after receiving several domestic disturbance calls.
"Apparently, he had made threats to everybody that, if they left the house, he was going to shoot them. They said everybody was pretty well visibly shaken,” said Sgt. Ron Corcorran.
Corcorran is talking about Isaac 'Santamaria' Avila.
According to the arrest affidavit, Avila threatened 12 people inside his home, refusing to let them leave.
Some of them were his own family members.
One victim told police she heard her father tell her mother “we’re going to hell together tonight” and he “wanted violence.”
"When they found out the police were called, the dad went out to the car and grabbed a gun, went back in the house, and said that, if anybody left, he'd shoot them and that he was going to shoot the police when they showed up,” Corcorran said. “When the officers saw they had a chance, they saw him sitting in his chair and he didn't have a gun in his hand. They made the decision to go to the door. They went in, tried to take him but it was ineffective.”
Police used a taser on Avila, but he still put up a fight.
"They actually got hands on him and were able to pin his hands away from the gun, and they had to struggle with him quite a bit to get him in handcuffs,” Corcorran said.
Luckily nobody was hurt, which was a huge sigh of relief for officers on scene.
"The way he was acting, the family was acting, he had no problems shooting the police or shooting anybody in the house, so it turned out the best possible way it could have turned out,” Corcorran said.
Avila faces four counts of kidnapping, possession of a fire arm during the commission of a felony and resisting arrest.