Crime

Man in custody after domestic situation ends

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 Gulfport Police prepare to put a man into the back of a squad car after resolving a domestic crisis situation Thursday morning without incident.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD Gulfport Police prepare to put a man into the back of a squad car after resolving a domestic crisis situation Thursday morning without incident.

GULFPORT -- Police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said a SWAT team removed a man from his home Thursday in response to a report he had pointed a long gun at someone in a possible domestic situation.

Later Thursday, police arrested Codye Ryan Landry on a charge of simple domestic assault. McDaniel said Landry was held on a $1,000 bond.

Neighbors off 24th Street near Bullis Avenue said they were surprised to see police cars arrive in force when they hadn't heard a commotion.

McDaniel said a man had called police about 7:30 a.m. Thursday to report Landry had pointed a gun at a woman.

He said a SWAT team was brought in for help if needed.

Police officials soon walked briskly down the street telling neighbors to "clear out."

A woman who asked not to be identified hunkered down in front of a police vehicle. She said the man in the house is her son and his girlfriend, 8 months' pregnant, also was inside.

A SWAT team went in quickly and came out with Landry in custody.

McDaniel said police found firearms in the home.

The woman who said she is Landry's mother said it was her understanding a drunken woman had knocked on the door and her son pointed a gun at the woman.

It wasn't clear if that was the case.

A man also at the scene said he had picked up a young woman in distress and had dropped her off at the house, and that's when he reportedly saw Landry come to the door with a weapon.

Bryce Griffin said his son, who is in the military, rents the house, and Landry, a former military member, was the one police sought.

"Codye's a good guy," Griffin said.

Reese Gatlin, who lives there, came to the house in his Army uniform. He said he's known Landry about five years and has allowed him to live with him a couple of months.

"He's a combat veteran and I guess his PTSD acted up," Gatlin said. "It's happened before."

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