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Florida man confesses to holding elderly couple hostage for days

Aubrey Lumpkin
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An elderly couple is recovering in a hospital after being held hostage for two days.

The incident occurred over the weekend at a home near Jacksonville.

Officials say they were alerted to the situation on Monday by the suspect himself.

46-year-old Aubrey Lumpkin reportedly called the sheriff’s department and told them he’d tied up the couple who are in their 70’s and had been holding them hostage for two days.

It is unclear why Lumpkin called the police on himself or why he targeted the couple, but authorities say that Lumpkin has a lengthy criminal history and was on the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted list in 2018.

He was arrested and charged with home invasion as well as for an outstanding drug warrant.