Teen Pleads Guilty To CUStand-Off

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COLUMBUS, Ind. - (11/30/05) -- An 18-year-old man accused of takingpeople hostage at a Centra CU branch last July pleaded guiltyTuesday to charges of criminal confinement and criminalrecklessness. Galen Kroger walked into the credit union with arifle and held about 20 people hostage, eventually releasingeveryone unharmed after a two-hour siege. A court-appointed medicalexpert said Kroger suffered form mental disease and wanted tocommit suicide by taking over the credit union.

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