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DFS HOSTAGE STANDOFF ENDS WITHOUT INJURY

Sep 4th, 2009 | 0

A 12-hour standoff ended peacefully at around 5:45 a.m. on Aug. 30 at a mobile home on King Lake Boulevard off U.S. 331 North. The initial E-911 call came in 5:30 Saturday afternoon (Aug. 29) that Cindy Mount reportedly had been beaten in the front yard, and then dragged by the hair inside the mobile home by her husband.  The husband, Wilson Junior Mount, 46, then allegedly would not let his wife leave the residence.
Several Walton County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, and a perimeter was placed around the residence. Several adjacent neighbors were evacuated. Early on in the standoff, Mount agreed to let his wife leave the home. However, he refused to surrender to authorities. Following the release of Mrs. Mount, authorities learned that the suspect had a 30-06 caliber rifle and a shotgun inside the residence.
For a brief period, Mount negotiated with sheriff’s personnel over the phone. He then refused to respond to the phone, or a public address announcement directed at his home.   Through the use of surveillance equipment, it was learned that the structure was fortified to prevent entry. It also had an escape door leading underneath the structure.
After nearly four hours of no contact with the suspect, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office employed several means to get the suspect to surrender, including the use of a non-lethal, bean bag projectile.
After being struck, Mount was dragged out from underneath the home and arrested ending the standoff.  He was then transported to the Walton County Jail where he faces charges including domestic violence battery, false imprisonment, and resisting arrest. Additional felony charges may be filed as well.

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