CLINTON — The Clinton man who police say held two Jewel-Osco employees hostage Sunday pleaded not guilty to four felony charges Tuesday.

Patrick Guynn, 22, faces four felony charges including two second-degree kidnapping charges (Class B felonies), intimidation with a dangerous weapon (Class C felony) and a second-degree criminal mischief charge (Class D felony). Guynn’s preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. May 28.

Police say Guynn entered Jewel-Osco, 1307 N. Second St., at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday carrying a high-powered rifle and that Guynn had the fire alarm set off to clear the building of shoppers before taking Melissa Quick, 19, and Zachary Lamp, 19, hostage.

Ac-cording to a court affidavit, Guynn barricaded himself, Quick and Lamp in an upstairs break room with office furniture, vending machines and tables. The affidavit also stated that while speaking to police negotiators, Guynn said that he would not release Quick and Lamp because he intended to use them for protection in case police entered the building. Guynn told officers he was armed with an AR-15 and had over 40 rounds of ammunition in his possession. He also said that he would kill both hostages if police entered the building.

According to the affidavit, Guynn fired several shots inside the building in order to provoke fear. Crime Scene officers later found six empty .223 rifle cartridges inside the store. Guynn released Lamp at approximately 9:10 p.m. Quick was released around 30 minutes later while Guynn surrendered. In addition to damage to the office equipment, several walls, the ceiling and a display case were damaged when Guynn fired the rifle. Estimated damage to the building and property was in excess of $1,000.

Guynn appeared in court Tuesday via a closed-circuit television from the Clinton County Jail. A court-appointed attorney from the State Public Defender’s Office will represent him.

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