A suspect thought to be holed-up in standoff turns himself in to WLBT's Bert Case.
A man who was wanted in connection with a Madison County, Miss., standoff was taken into custody on Friday, after he surrendered to a reporter covering the manhunt, according to local TV station WLBT.
WLBT's Bert Case said Rodney Wayne Hill approached him Friday morning at the home where the standoff had ended hours earlier. Case said Hill, who appeared distressed, told him he needed help and had spent the night hiding in the woods nearby.
"I thought I was being set up," Case, whose journalism career spans almost five decades, told WLBT. "I didn't believe that this was really happening."
One of the news station's videographers called the police. Case said he was worried he couldn't keep Hill talking until the police arrived. Within a few minutes, the sheriff and a deputy arrived at the scene and arrested Hill, according to WLBT.
The standoff began Thursday afternoon, when deputies responded to a call saying Hill had threatened a neighbor with a rifle. When the police arrived at his house, Hill was already gone.
Hill was taken to the Madison County Sheriff's Department on Friday, according to TV station WAPT. Sheriff Randy Tucker said Hill will undergo a mental evaluation, and the results may determine whether he will face felony charges for allegedly threatening his neighbor.
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