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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 05/14/2010

Guilty plea in Va. hostage case

By Washington Post editors


A Tennessee man could face life in prison after pleading guilty to holding three people hostage at a post office in Virginia last year.

Warren Aubra Taylor of Bristol, Tenn., pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Virginia to federal kidnapping and firearms charges. The 53-year-old Taylor admitted holding a U.S. Postal Service supervisor and two customers hostage for nine hours at the Wytheville post office on Dec. 23, 2009.

U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says the incident was a “misguided attempt” by Taylor to register his displeasure with the federal government.

A sentencing date hasn't been set.

-- Associated Press

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By Washington Post editors  | May 14, 2010; 12:03 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Tennessee, U.S. Postal Service, United States Postal Service, Virginia  
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