84-year-old charged after barricade situation

File - WAVY News
File - WAVY News

SURRY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – An elderly Surry County man faces kidnapping and gun charges after deputies say he took a woman hostage inside his home.

The Surry County Sheriff’s office told WAVY.com 84-year-old Walter Walling fired his gun during the barricade situation. Deputies said he refused to leave his house on White Marsh Road for about seven hours on Sunday.

He surrendered to a State Police tactical team around 6:15 a.m. Investigators said they believed alcohol was involved in the incident.

No one was hurt.

Walling was being held at Riverside Regional Jail.

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