Stand off over at Palisades Subdivision - - Jackson, MS

Stand off over at Palisades Subdivision

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

With rain falling, deputies surrounded a home in the 500 block of Eastlake Forest drive about 9 a.m. Saturday in the Palisades neighborhood at the Reservoir.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey says that's where Josh Bobo, 27, was held up inside, saying he would shoot anyone who tried to come near the house, after threatening his parents with a rifle.

"We had to kind of barricade our self behind something. Most of the other deputies rallied up here (Fannin Landing boat ramp). I stayed on scene and I had the perimeter with several other officers on the swat team," recalled Rankin County Sheriff's Deputy Gerrad Bacon.

"The hostage negotiator got the grandmother to keep on calling him because we were calling him every five minutes trying to get him to answer. Well then, when she called he apparently he recognized the number and talked to her and said he was tired and hungry," said Bailey.

Some nearby homes were evacuated during the standoff.

Bailey says Bobo has a history of domestic violence and alcohol charges.

Shortly after the conversation with his grandmother Bobo surrendered to deputies on his front porch.

After the Rankin County man was in custody it was discovered by medical personnel on scene that he had taken a number of over the counter and prescription medicine.

"I think when you mix mental illness and weapons you can have disastrous results, and that's what we were prepared for today," said Bailey.

Family members tell WLBT Bobo was distraught over losing his job Friday.

Bobo faces domestic violence and attempted assault on a law enforcement charges.

He remained in the hospital Saturday evening. 

The Rankin County Sheriff's Department, Reservoir Police Department, Flowood Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, The FBI and other agencies responded to the incident. 

Two Rankin County deputies were injured when their patrol cars crashed while responding to the standoff.

They were taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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