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Dec 11, 2012 8:23 AM by AP

Man pleads not guilty to holding hostages

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 26-year-old Lake Charles man accused of taking six people hostage in August has pleaded not guilty in state court.

Joshua Jermaine Plumber entered the plea Monday at his arraignment.

A trial date of June 24, 2013 was set.

Police say Plumber held three adults and three children hostage for four hours following a fight with his girlfriend

Plumber, who faces a total of 15 counts, is being held on a $137,000 bond.

He is charged with six counts of false imprisonment, home invasion and second-degree battery.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com

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