Albrecht pleads guilty to taking hostages

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.


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