|Updated: 6/26 1:35 pm
||Published: 6/26 1:26 pm
A Tulsa man is behind bars accused of robbing a woman and taking a hostage on his run from police.
Police said 24-year-old James Darnell helped rob a woman a woman at an east Tulsa motel on Tuesday night and then ran away from police and took a hostage.
Police said it started at a Motel 8 near 32nd and Memorial. Police pulled over a vehicle and two of the men inside surrendered, but officers said Darnell took off.
Police said Darnell lead police through a maze at the Days Inn, climbing in and out of windows and even climbing to the roof top at one point. Police said Darnell also took a man staying at the hotel hostage at one point.
When Tulsa police surrounded the hotel they used surveillance video to find the first room Darnell went into.
“They opened that room door and there was no one in there," said Captain Wendell Franklin with the Tulsa Police Department.
They told FOX23 Darnell from room to room, up on the third floor and eventually going into one where a man was sleeping.
“He held that guy hostage for a little while as we were attempting to narrow down where that room was and the suspect forced the victim out of the room, on the roof top," said Franklin.
The hostage had his phone on him.
“He was able to call a friend with his cell phone, who was outside and gave the phone to an officer," said Franklin.
Police got the hostage down from the roof and sent a K9 officer inside the room Darnell had locked himself inside to help get him into custody.
Police told FOX23 they've been looking for Darnell for weeks, so they were happy to finally get him in cuffs today.