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George Co. man arrested after late night standoff

Cruz David Mercado (Photo source: George County Sheriff's Office) Cruz David Mercado (Photo source: George County Sheriff's Office)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A George County standoff that lasted more than an hour ended peacefully late Thursday night after authorities took one man into custody.

Sheriff Dean Howell said deputies were called out to a home on Dreamer's Lane in the Basin community around 11 p.m. after a man said his neighbor was firing a gun into his home for no reason.

Howell said his department's Special Response Team was called to the scene, and they surrounded the suspect's home.

Howell said deputies negotiated with Cruz David Mercado, 50, for a short time before he came out of the home and surrendered.

Mercado is charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling. He also had an outstanding warrant for assault. He remains behind bars at the George Regional Jail awaiting his initial court appearance.

Howell said the incident remains under investigation.

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