Drew C. Sikes Biography – Drew C. Sikes Wiki
Drew C. Sikes was a federal inmate who was arrested in March on charges of shooting his assault rifle at Everglades National Park rangers and police officers, died at the Miami Federal Detention Center on June 16.
Drew C. Sikes Age
He has died at the age of 37.
Sikes was taken into custody on March 28 after surrendering to authorities. A federal complaint said he urged park rangers and police officers to kill him during tense negotiations.
A judge found him to be a danger to the community and ordered him detained until his trial. He faced a minimum prison sentence of 10 years and possibly up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
The incident began earlier in March when Sikes was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge of aggravated assault with a firearm on his wife, according to court records. A Miami-Dade judge released him but ordered him to stay away from his wife.
But Sikes held her hostage for four days. She was finally able to get away on March 28. She called park rangers for help, and they, along with Miami-Dade police officers, began searching for Sikes, They used a loudspeaker to communicate with him in a wooded area where he was hiding.
At one point they heard gunfire and felt rounds traveling over their heads, the complaint said. Finally, after an hour of negotiations, Sikes came out of the woods and was arrested.
Cause of Death
The Bureau of Prisons website said he died June 16, but does not list a cause of death, the Miami Herald reported.