22-year-old arrested after holding girlfriend, kids hostage, says sheriff

22-year-old arrested after holding girlfriend, kids hostage, says sheriff
A hostage situation involving a domestic agreement has ended peacefully in Harrison County. (Source: Gray News)

HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - A 22-year-old man is in custody after allegedly holding a woman and two children hostage in a Harrison County trailer park Tuesday.

Brandon Christopher Dawson lived at the trailer park located on Greenville Street, near Canal Road, in Gulfport. He has been charged with aggravated domestic assault, a felony, and three counts of kidnapping.

It began early in the afternoon at a mobile home inside Dolan’s Trailer Park, just south of Interstate 10. Deputies heard that a woman was being assaulted by her boyfriend, who has been identified as Christopher Dawson, and that he was not allowing the woman or children to leave the residence.

After about an hour, the suspect peacefully surrendered without incident following negotiations with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office Negotiation Team and assistance by the Gulfport Negotiation Team.

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The suspect was taken into custody and arrested. He was booked in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center and is being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

Sheriff Troy Peterson said the woman and children were being checked out by medical staff.

Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies responded, along with a SWAT team and multiple ambulances. Gulfport Police were called in to assist.

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