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Man arrested after stand off at area motel

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

It was a peaceful ending to what could have been a deadly situation. Terry Luke, a man from the Atlanta area was apprehended by sheriff deputies.

"He voluntarily came out of the barricaded room and he is now talking with some the investigators with the muscogee county sheriff's office."

Sheriff Darr told us that Luke had broke the conditions of his bond and did not show for a court appearance this morning. When bond agents showed up here at Motel 6 to pick him up he locked himself in his room on the 2nd floor along with a woman. Luke was to appear in state court on

After a short period of time he left the woman go but stayed inside demanding for his wife.

"She was out of town I'm not going to say where she was but we had to wait until she arrived from out of town," Darr said.

Luke's wife was able to speak with him and hostage negotiators and eventually came out after almost five hours. Darr says his men handle the situation the best and safest way possible.

Sheriff Darr says the case is still under investigation and more charges could be pending against Terry Luke.

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