MURPHY, N.C. — Police say a man from Murphy held his family hostage with a sword and a 22-caliber gun he made out of a toy gun.
Isaiah Nelson, 24, is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of kidnapping and several other charges.
Police say shortly after they arrived, he released his family members.
Nelson remains in jail on a $40,000 bond.
Murphy police say since 2009, Nelson has been charged with 42 offenses, including assault, drug possession and more.