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Man Involved In Clayton Hostage Situation Faces Years In Prison

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Michael Akins In Court
CLAYTON, N.C. — A man who barged into the Caterpillar plant in Clayton could spend up to 17 years in prison.

Michael Akins pleaded guilty to a string of kidnapping and assault charges.

In January, Akins went to the Caterpillar plant demanding to see his girlfriend.

Police said he pulled a gun, took a hostage and stormed through the plant looking for her. No one was hurt.

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