UPDATE: Wanted felon barricaded inside Newport News hotel room now dead

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jan 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-07 19:11:11-05

Newport News, Va. - Newport News Police say a wanted felon is now dead after barricading himself inside a motel room for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

The man was wanted out of Delaware on three counts of rape, one count of strangulation, one count of unlawful imprisonment, one count of theft of a vehicle, one count of unlawful sexual contact, and one count of theft under $1,500.

When SWAT team members entered the room, they found the man unconscious. He was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

No shots were fired. The Medical Examiner will determine whether the death was a suicide.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Check back with NewsChannel 3 for updates.