SILEX, Mo. – A man is behind bars on several felonies after a hostage situation led to a standoff Friday in Lincoln County.
Prosecutors have charged Justin Linson, 42, with kidnapping, armed criminal action, burglary, resisting/interfering with arrest and sexual misconduct in the investigation.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says Linson was involved in a 90-minute standoff with law enforcement Friday. Officers arrived to a home near Highway RA and Woods Road around 3:45 p.m. Friday. A man reported his girlfriend was being held hostage by a suspect, later identified as Linson.
Investigators learned of potential medical issues with Linson that were unrelated to his arrest. He was sent to a local hospital for evaluation. Police say Linson entered the home of the standoff through an unlocked door and he was armed with a knife.
According to Missouri court records, Linson has a lengthy criminal history with some misdemeanors and felony charges dating back to 2005. He is being held at the Lincoln County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond.