Carroll County hostage standoff ends peacefully - - Jackson, MS

Carroll County hostage standoff ends peacefully

CARROLL COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Vietnam Vet was removed from his home without incident following a hostage situation and standoff overnight and Friday morning.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol Swat unit from Jackson assisted the Carroll County Sheriff's Department at 1524 County Road 149 in Coila near Highway 17.

Joh Khalahar a Spokesman for the Department of Public Safety tells WLBT, 64 year-old Roy Gordon held his wife, 61-year-old Linda Faye Gordon hostage overnight at their home.

Officials with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said the wife was released Friday morning after she was taken hostage around midnight.

Gordon refused to surrender. His wife told officers he had several weapons.

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