Man convicted of holding Norman workers hostage sentenced

Devin Rogers; Photo courtesy of Cleveland County Jail

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NORMAN, Okla. – A man convicted of holding workers in Norman hostage in 2014 has been sentenced to more than 26 years in prison.

In June, a jury found Devin Rogers guilty of kidnapping for extortion, feloniously pointing a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and reckless discharge.

In November of 2014, Rogers held several workers at the Nextep building hostage while negotiating with police.

Rogers was eventually arrested after a peaceful ending at the Nextep building, and he told police he wanted to go to prison for 10 years to have three meals a day and a place to sleep.

Rogers is homeless, and his attorneys said he suffers PTSD from his time in the military.

Rogers served 10 years with tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, Rogers was sentenced to a total of 26 years and 6 months in prison for the charges.

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