Investigation continues into 10-hour Clay County stand-off

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The investigation into a standoff with law enforcement turned shootout continues in Clay County.

Johnny Dismuke is under going surgery in a Tupelo hospital today, with multiple gunshot injuries.

The 10 hour standoff started late Thursday afternoon at a home on Northwood Forrest Road.

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott says gunfire was exchanged between Dismuke and law enforcement.

Deputies and West Point officers went to Dismuke’s home to serve a mental commitment order.

As they approached the house, Dismuke fired shot and then barricaded himself inside.

A shield stopped the bullets from injuring the officers.

Dismuke was the only person injured.

Charges are expected.

The Mississippi Bureau of investigation has now taken over the investigation

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