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Manka facing multiple charges from March 25 escape and standoff.

A Grand Island man is facing multiple charges after he took a man hostage earlier this spring.

27-year-old Tyler Manka is charged in Hall County District Court with felony charges of kidnapping, burglary, terroristic threats, escape when under arrest and three counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.

Manka pled not guilty to the charges. If convicted, he faces at least 70 years in prison.

He is scheduled to appear in Hall County District Court for a pretrial conference on Aug. 3rd. 

A jury trial has been set for Sept. 7th.


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