Deputies resolve hostage situation in Milton-Freewater

Deputies resolve hostage situation in Milton-Freewater
At 3:09 a.m. on April 8, 2014, Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male, Thomas Rogers 25, of 53664 W. Ferndale Road, who was holding two female hostages at the residence. Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office and Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Sheriff’s Deputies began talking to Thomas inside the residence and ended up talking Rogers and a female, Joshlynn Killgore 25, out of the residence. After further conversation with both Rogers and Kilgore, Rogers was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for Mental Health evaluations. It was believed Rogers was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At this time reports will be evaluated to determine if any crimes were committed.