Robbery suspect barricades wife inside Maryland Heights hotel room, police say
Richard Edwards is charged with armed criminal action and felony restraint By Daniel Fredman
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- An Edwardsville, Illinois robbery suspect was arrested after allegedly holding his wife at knifepoint in a Maryland Heights hotel room.
Police said Richard Wayne Edwards, 45, of Edwardsville, was charged with Armed Criminal Action and Felony Restraint.
An officer patrolling the Red Roof Inn saw Edwards in the parking lot and noticed he was acting oddly. That officer called for back up and Edwards then allegedly barricaded his wife and himself inside the hotel room.
Police were eventually able to get Edwards to surrender without further incident.