ALTON (KFXV) — The man that is accused of trying to execute a beer run that escalated into a hostage situation received formal charges today.
Authorities identified the suspect at 17-year-old, Armando Ortiz.
The incident occurred at a Stripe Convenience Store near the 500 block of East Main Avenue in Alton.
Alton Police attempted to negotiate with Ortiz, but he refused, and police sent in a K-9 officer to apprehend him.
Ortiz received a bond of $12,500 dollars and transported to the Hidalgo County Jail.