Saturday, October 7, 2017

Rez standoff ends in arrest.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

Reservoir Police and Rankin County Sheriff’s Department have five hour standoff with armed man

Friday night, just before midnight, the Sheriff’s Department received a call from Reservoir Police requesting assistance with an armed subject, Gentry Heath PRESTWOOD, in the Timberlake Campground. Reservoir Police advised they had officers on scene and PRESTWOOD was walking around discharging a handgun while going in and out of a camper.

When outside, PRESTWOOD would have one or two handguns held to his head threatening to shoot himself if officers did not provide him with a phone so he may contact his estranged wife. PRESTWOOD would randomly fire shots into the air, but never aimed his weapon at officers.

Deputies began evacuated campers from the immediate area due to PRESTWOOD’S reckless, repeated discharge of a weapon.

PRESTWOOD would walk back inside, out of officer’s view, and discharge the weapon inside the camper. While outside, he would sit on the camper steps drinking alcohol, while making demands.

Shortly after midnight, the Rankin County Special Response Team (SRT) was activated and responded to the scene with the Sheriff’s Department MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle. The MRAP was used as an elevated platform and for safe cover for SRT members while driven directly in front of the camper door.
Just prior to the SRT arrival, PRESTWOOD retreated inside the residence. Sheriff’s negotiators attempted to establish communication with PRESTWOOD, but were unsuccessful.

After waiting more than an hour and a half without contact with PRESTWOOD, Sheriff’s Department robots were deployed inside the residence. Operators were able to locate PRESTWOOD unresponsive on the camper floor.
A SRT entry team then entered the camper and took PRESTWOOD into custody. Reservoir Fire and Pafford were staged in the campground from the beginning of the standoff and were able to provide quick medical attention to PRESTWOOD. PRESTWOOD was found to be unharmed but was extremely intoxicated and possible under the influence of prescription medication.

PRESTWOOD was transported via Pafford to UMMC for medical evaluation. Upon discharge, PRESTWOOD was transported to the Rankin County Jail. He is currently being charged with shooting into a dwelling and shooting into a motor vehicle, along with numerous misdemeanor charges.

PRESTWOOD is being held without bond pending his initial appearance before County Court Kent McDaniel.
There may be additional felony counts added after investigators are able to check surrounding campsites during daylight hours.

Thanks to Reservoir Police, Reservoir Fire, Pafford Ambulance, Madison Police, Richland Police, and the fine men and woman of the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, this encounter was able to end without any loss of life. I would also like to thank the citizens of Rankin County for their continued support of this department. It is with your support that we have been able to equip and train your Sheriff’s Department to resolve situations such as this without any loss of life.


Anonymous said...

I love coming here for my daily bad news fix.

PittPanther said...

I'm having trouble is a black man walking around with a handgun, firing wildly, and not being shot to death within the first ten minutes by the police. This dude gets five hours to hang around, fire off his gun, and drink liquor until he passes out.

Guess who won't be standing for the anthem tomorrow...

Anonymous said...

The guy is love sick....

Anonymous said...

Only motor homes valued above $216,000 should be allowed into this campground. This guy is a 'trailer court' reject. You could tell by his $20 Weber portable grill that he is low class (Perry Waggener confiscated the grill and two hot dogs). If the cops had given him a cellphone and a ride to Waffle House, this would have ended sooner.

Spock said...

And why is he wearing a Star Wars costume?

Anonymous said...

"I love coming here for my daily bad news fix. October 7, 2017 at 9:43 PM"

Then you put on your rainbow shirt and hunt for Sponge Bob on the TV?

Anonymous said...

Pitt panther is obviously a slow learner... more whites are killed by police in this country each year than blacks. Your just a sh!t stirrer or very misguided. You won't stand for the anthem? I'd love to send you to Cuba or Mexico south America where blacks are really treated terribly and Cuba has more blacks in prison per population than any other nation on planer. Yet kapernick praises the race hating murderer Castro

Anonymous said...

. I hate it when a white guy ties up resources for hours while the cops are waiting for him to pass out. If this had been a black guy it would be over in a Mississippi minute. One shot from him in the air and the Calvary would open fire!!!

Anonymous said...

OK....serious question about the robots. Do these R2D2 units roll up to the camper, climb the stairs and open the door to roll inside? Or do the law enforcement folks ease up to the camper, open the door and throw the robots in like a couple of fat, weiner dogs?

How zat work?

Anonymous said...

White guilt much?

Anonymous said...

12:48 PM it’s not white guilt it’s called the truth. Do you think the situation would have been handled the same if the person in question had been black?

Jeffery Brown said...

Pittpanther is such a sicking racist. Go back to posting in your hooker and escort forums and leave we decent people alone.

Anonymous said...

12:48. The robot has a extendable arm that can manipulate door handles. And for all you idiots saying a black man would have been shot immediately.....The last two officer involved fatal shooting in old redneck Rankin involved white males. Take your BLM blather elsewhere. Continually repeating a lie still does not make it true.

Anonymous said...

"One shot from him in the air and the Calvary would open fire!!!"

That very well might be true since the law passed allowing folks in church to carry firearms.

Anonymous said...

335 whites shot and killed by police in 2017.
168 blacks shot and killed by police in 2017.
Pitt Panter you hate the facts in sure... you prefer your opinion rather than the actual facts in sure. America has ended slavery unlike a majority of the world today. What country do you prefer for yourself to live rather than here in the U.S.? Tell me what would be the ideal country.

Anonymous said...

Does he work for D Noblin in Pearl? He looks familiar.

Anonymous said...

just had a bad day!

Anonymous said...

you could be right PP - Rankin County will not have the problem that Jackson does because we get rid of as many possible thugs as we can. This guy was just a drunk and the Sheriff handled it just as he should. Not too many blacks stay in the campground because there is not enough drugs to suit them. The blacks that stay in the campground are very good people unlike the thugs on the streets that need shooting.

Kingfish said...

My eyes must be playing tricks on me when I see the Rankin kids coming to Jackson to buy drugs.

Anonymous said...

Jeffery Brown said...
"Pittpanther is such a sicking racist. Go back to posting in your hooker and escort forums and leave we decent people alone." October 8, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Jackson has Hooker and Escort forums? Does Pitt Panther use that same screen name? Is he as delusional about nookie-for-hire, as he is about everything else? This should be interesting.

Can you give us some of Pitt Panther's greatest quotes from escort sites?

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