One in custody, after 2-hour standoff in Jones Co. - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

One in custody, after 2-hour standoff in Jones County

Franklin Keys, 51, faces numerous charges after allegedly threatening officers during a domestic violence call at his home Saturday morning. Franklin Keys, 51, faces numerous charges after allegedly threatening officers during a domestic violence call at his home Saturday morning.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Jones County man surrendered to authorities without incident Saturday morning after allegedly holding them at bay with a shotgun for nearly two hours after deputies arrived to investigate a domestic violence call at his home.

Franklin Keys, 51, is in the Jones County jail facing several charges after authorities said he threatened them as they were investigating whether he was involved in an attack on a female relative at a home at 150 Friendship Rd. near Laurel.

Authorities said after the threats, Keys retreated inside the house, but gave up after a period of negotiations.

No one was injured.

"Fortunately, we were able to keep it contained within the residence," said Maj. Don Scott with the Jones County Sheriff's Dept. "We did make contact with Mr. Keys and intermittently over the next hour, we were able to communicate with him and calm him down to the point to where he would actually exit the residence and surrender to deputies," Scott said.

Scott said Keys will make his first court appearance on Monday.

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