Both hostages free, suspect in custody after stand off in Springfield

The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a barricade situation with hostages Tuesday...
The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a barricade situation with hostages Tuesday afternoon. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: May. 12, 2020 at 4:22 PM CDT
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UPDATE 05/12/2020 5:46 p.m.:

Both hostages are free and safe, and the suspect is in custody, after an hours long stand off in Springfield.

Sheriff Tommy Ford said the suspect's name is Troy Stanford. He was wanted on trafficking in meth charges. Ford said when the U.S. Marshals tried to serve Stanford a warrant at a home on 14th Street in Springfield, the incident escalated into a barricade situation.

Authorities say two women were inside the home at the time of the incident and were held hostage. They say one of the women, the homeowner, was able to escape from the situation, and the other woman was barricaded with Stanford for four and a half hours.

Ford said when the second woman was released from the situation, SWAT was able to get inside the building and take Stanford into custody. They say Stanford did have a weapon.

Ford said Stanford will now face more charges than what the arrest warrant was for.


One of the two hostages inside a home in Springfield has escaped, according to the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a barricaded stand off situation in Springfield Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the United States Marshals Northwest Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force tried to serve a felony warrant at a home on 14th Street. Officials say the man barricaded himself in the home and is believed to be armed.

BCSO SWAT is also at the scene.

Officials tell us one of the two hostages somehow escaped the situation, but there is still one more person inside the residence.

We have a reporter on scene and will continue to update you as we learn more.

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