Suspect Shot in Hostage Standoff

A hostage situation occurred Thursday afternoon in Spruce Pine.  It  was on Biggerstaff Road at Wagon Master Trailer Park. Mitchell County Sheriff Donald Street said 32-year-old suspect John Daniel Hamilton held a 23-year-old woman at gunpoint for more than three and a half hours as deputies and SBI Agents tried to negotiate with Hamilton to put down the gun. Hamilton was apparently running from warrants in both his home state of Tennessee and Virginia where he's wanted for embezzlement. Mitchell County deputies found him with a stolen car with Tennessee plates on Wagon Master road in Spruce Pine just after 11am. With escalating threats a Mitchell Deputy shot Hamilton in the face. He was transported to Mission Hospital by helicopter. Authorities reported that it appeared he will survive the gunshot wound. 

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