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Man charged after four-hour standoff
by Angela Storey
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BOONEVILLE — Bond was set at $250,000 for a Booneville man who faces felony charges after being involved in a standoff with police lasting over four hours Saturday at an apartment complex on Jefferson Street in Booneville.

Patrick Wayne Windham, 29, of Booneville, was charged with one count aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon and one count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, said Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey.

Police responded to a disturbance call received from the suspect’s wife around 3:32 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Waters Village Apt. 107 at 301 Jefferson Street.

Police were on the scene at 3:35 p.m. “When officers arrived Windham had barricaded himself in a bedroom/bathroom,” he said.

“At one point we had gained entry to the bedroom but then he locked himself in the bathroom inside the bedroom.”

Within approximately 2-1/2 hours a shot was fired from the suspect, he said. The bullet fired from the 9mm hangun went in the bedroom wall, he said. No one was injured. However, police were inside the apartment complex when the shot was fired.

"We later notified the SWAT Team from the Tupelo Police Department and they assisted in taking Windham into custody around 7:50 p.m.," he said.

During the approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes of the standoff with the suspect, police shut down the streets on Jefferson, Walker Avenue and Evergreen. It was also necessary to remove residents inside the apartment complex who lived beside, across and behind the suspect, he said.

The $250,000 bond for Windham was set by Prentiss County Justice Court Judge Angela Pounds.

Chief Ramey said Monday afternoon Windham was being held in the Prentiss County Justice Center by the Mississippi Department of Corrections who has a hold on him for a probation violation.

Agencies responding to the standoff in addition to Booneville PD and Criminal Investigation Division were the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department, NEMCC Police Department and Tupelo SWAT Team.
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