Bail set at $250K for man in I-15 standoff

Published on April 29, 2014 at 12:56PM

A Utah judge on Monday set bail at $250,000 for one of five suspects in a Louisiana killing after police say he held a child hostage in a car on a I-15 in Southern Utah. Louisiana State Police spokesman Albert Paxton says authorities had been seeking Zeland Adams on an arrest warrant in the killing of 27-year-old Jamary Quincy Wafer of Kent, Washington, who was shot and lit on fire before turning up April 14 near a motel in Tallulah, Louisiana. Louisiana State Police say authorities believe the men have ties to a Mexican drug cartel and the group retaliated against Wafer after he stole drugs. Authorities say 28-year-old Adams surrendered and safely released the 2-year-old boy about 5:30 p.m. Sunday near Beaver, ending a 5-hour standoff.