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Alleged Gunman Charged With Three Felony Counts

Alleged Gunman Charged With Three Felony Counts

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HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) -- The man who allegedly took several hostages at a Heber City medical clinic is now facing charges.

35-year-old Royal K. Giles of Pleasant Grove is charged with first-degree aggravated kidnapping, second-degree aggravated assault and class B misdemeanor impersonation of an officer.

Alleged Gunman Charged With Three Felony Counts

He's scheduled to appear in 4th District court today.

Police say, Giles went to the Wasatch Medical Clinic on Tuesday to speak with a doctor who treated his stepfather two years ago. When a patient was called by a nurse, Giles allegedly pulled a gun on him, ordered him to lie on the floor and falsely identified himself as a police officer.

The situation was diffused about a half-an-hour later, after a police officer showed up.

The officer and Giles' stepbrother, who was on the phone, convinced him to turn himself in.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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