EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) The man accused of taking five people hostage in Eau Claire, after leading police on a high speed chase, was in court Thursday.
Court records show James Albrecht, 31, plead guilty to taking hostages, felony possession of a firearm and theft of movable property.
Several other charges were read-in but dismissed.
He's accused of filling his car with gas, driving away, and then leading police on a chase, which ended with him taking 5 hostages at an apartment building in March.
Three of the hostages were children.
Police arrested Albrecht after nearly seven hours of negotiations.