Phoenix family safe after suspect on the run holes up in homePosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Two people are facing burglary charges and a third could be charged after a suspected burglar took refuge inside a Phoenix home Sunday morning.
It happened at 28th and Campbell avenues.
The suspect, later identified as Jason Hays, burst into the family home and barricaded himself inside, sparking a standoff that last more than an hour.
According to police, Hays and another man had broken into a West Phoenix pawnshop, making off with several guns. The two fled the scene in a truck. At one point, they were driving the wrong way on Interstate 10.
The two eventually ditched the truck. That's when Hays' alleged partner in crime was caught. Police said Hays kept running -- right into a home filled with children.
He barricaded himself inside, hunkering down for more than an hour.
"The robber got inside and closed the door behind him," said 8-year-old Oscar Nieblas, who was in the home with his family.
While there was some damage inside the house, none of the family members was hurt.
Even after police got Oscar and his family -- a total of nine people -- out safely, Hays refused to surrender.
According to investigators, Hays' fiance was eventually able to talk him out. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Both Hays and another man are facing charges of burglary and theft. A third person believed to have been driving the pair is also expected to be charged with unlawful flight.