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Two men sentenced in standoff case

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Brian Jones and Kevin Brooks were sentenced Monday. (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center) Brian Jones and Kevin Brooks were sentenced Monday. (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Two men accused in an overnight standoff of a father and his son on May 17, 2012, were sentenced Monday morning.

Police said Kevin Brooks had Earl Hamilton, 60, held by gunpoint in a car near Broughton and Bull streets. Hamilton got the attention of a detective with Savannah-Chatham Metro Police. He told her that he was being held hostage. The detective told Brooks to stop and when he didn't, she fired her weapon, according to police

Brooks went to the Olde Pink House more than three blocks away and ended up barricading himself inside restaurant. The SWAT Team eventually caught Brooks on the main floor of the restaurant.

Police said Jones was holding Hamilton's 12-year-old son hostage at his home on Milton Street. Police started chasing Jones when he jumped in an SUV, took off, and crashed it. He ran into the woods, but police caught up with him.

Jones received a total sentence of life in prison. He was sentenced to life in prison for armed robbery (sentenced for this charge under recidivist statute); 10 years for each of the two counts of false imprisonment to be served concurrently; 10 years for burglary served concurrently; 10 years for aggravated assault served concurrently; 10 years for theft by taking served concurrently. 

Brooks' total sentence was 20 years with no parole plus 10 years. He received 20 years with no parole for armed robbery; 10 years for each of his two counts of false imprisonment to be served concurrently; 10 years for burglary to be served consecutively; 10 years for aggravated assault to be served concurrently; five years possession of a controlled substance to be served concurrently. 

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Downtown Savannah standoff

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