RadioShack suspect: 'I made a mistake'

11:38 AM, Sep 9, 2012   |    comments
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Taveuan Williams spoke with 9NEWS from jail. He says the entire situation went out of control.

"One thing lead to another and my life spiraled in a matter of minutes," Williams said. "It changed fast, quick and in a hurry."

While inside RadioShack, Williams says he didn't know what to do. But, as word spread and his friends and family found out he was inside they started to call him, text him and they even sent him Facebook messages.

"I'm like, if I get on Facebook at least I can share my love because at times I didn't think I was going to walk out of there alive," Williams said.

Williams says while he was inside the store he never thought about killing himself, harming a police officer or the hostage. He says it took him hours to surrender because he didn't know what to do and he says he thought police would have killed him if he walked out.

But during the last hour, Williams said he thought about his 3-year-old daughter. He said he surrendered after he talked with his mother.

"I knew I would come out eventually, whether it was walking or in a body bag," Williams said.

Saturday morning, Williams and Annan walked into a Denver courtroom to hear the charges they're facing. The judge told them they face charges including kidnapping, aggravated robbery and attempted first degree murder of a police officer.

"Now I'm sitting here faced with charges. I made a mistake and I'm going to be punished and I know I'm going to sit down for a while," Williams said. "I lived my life and I chose to do what I did so now I have to deal with the consequences."

Taveuan says he made a decision that will change his life and the lives of many others who were impacted, including his daughter. who he may never get to see grow up.

"It was selfish, it was so selfish. I was acting so selfish," Williams said.

A $200,000 bond has been set for both Williams and Annan. 

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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