Hancock County deputies responded to a call of a possible domestic violence incident Monday in Diamondhead and were forced to call in the SWAT team, chief deputy Don Bass said.
Deputies received a call from neighbors about 10:20 a.m. that a woman had run into the street yelling for help before disappearing, Bass said. Neighbors also told dispatchers they heard what sounded like a gunshot in the vicinity of the home, Bass said.
After deputies arrived at the Linohau Way home, Bass said they were unable to successfully communicate with the man or woman but knew they were inside because “they kept opening the blinds and looking out.”
Bass said the SWAT unit was eventually called and burst through the home’s front door.
“We feared for the worst in this case,” he said.
Bass said the woman had a black eye and scratches on her neck but was uncooperative with the investigation and was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct/failure to comply with law enforcement. The man, Patrick Hunter Ginn, 33, whom Bass said was also uncooperative, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault domestic violence. His bond was set at $20,000.
The Sun Herald does not identify victims of alleged domestic violence.