Sheriff, deputy injured in Covington County stand-off, 1 in custody
injured two law enforcement officers. Justin Reilly Smith, 32, was taken in to custody shortly before 2 p.m./Photo credit: WDAM
COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -
A Covington County man is behind bars after a stand-off in Mt. Olive injured two law enforcement officers Thursday.
Justin Reilly Smith, 32, was taken into custody shortly before 2 p.m., after a roughly two hour stand-off at his home at 352 East New Hope Road.
“We went to serve a high-risk warrant for aggravated assault on Justin Smith for an incident that occurred earlier this month,” Covington County Narcotics Investigator Layne McLaurin said. “When we went inside trying to serve the warrant, he grabbed a gun and barricaded himself in the bathroom.”
McLaurin said they tried for over an hour to talk the suspect out or to hand over the weapon, but those efforts were unsuccessful.