Warren man sentenced for holding woman, children hostage last summer

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Shawn Riley held them at knifepoint in what would turn out to be a four-hour standoff with law enforcement

Shawn Riley, 25, is facing charges of kidnapping and felonious assault.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Warren man received his punishment Wednesday for holding a woman and her children hostage last summer.

Shawn Riley was sentenced to 65 to 97-and-a-half years in prison.

In April, he pleaded guilty to 16 charges, including attempted murder and aggravated burglary.

Riley held a woman and her three children at knifepoint in a Highland Terrace apartment on Lane Drive last August.

There was a four-hour standoff with law enforcement before officials convinced him to let everyone out safely. He was then arrested.

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