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Guilty Plea In Radio Shack Hostage Case

DENVER (CBS4) – One of two men charged in connection with a robbery and kidnapping at a Radio Shack in Denver last September has pleaded guilty.

Taveaun Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and first degree assault in connection with the robbery and stand off at the Radio Shack store in east Denver.

Williams, 18, and another man entered the store near Colfax and Glencoe with red bandanas, a .35 caliber and 9mm handgun on Sept. 7, 2012.

While robbing the store they took an employee hostage and shot at police officers. The six-hour standoff ended when the two men surrendered to police.

Taveuan Williams and Michael Annan (credit: Denver Police Department)

Taveuan Williams and Michael Annan (credit: Denver Police Department)

The other suspect, Michael Annan, still faces one count of second degree kidnapping, one count of aggravated robbery, 11 counts of attempted first degree murder, 11 counts of first degree assault and numerous counts of crimes of violence.

Annan, 23, is scheduled for trial to begin in October.

Williams faces 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in July.

Nobody was injured during the standoff.


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