Man charged with kidnapping following standoff in Pass Christian


Harrison County deputies have arrested 55-year-old Hiram Smith following the standoff that happened in Pass Christian on Monday.

Sheriff Troy Peterson tells News 25 Smith forced his way into his estranged wife’s home on J.P. Ladner Road. Smith held her at gunpoint for over an hour prior to allowing her to leave the home.

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Smith then barricaded himself inside and made several suicidal threats. SWAT and negotiation teams communicated with him for nearly seven hours before he left the home.

Smith is charged with burglary and kidnapping and is held on a $150,000 bond.