SHERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) -- A man is in custody after police say he set fire to a Sherman business, barricaded himself inside, and fired shots at officers.
Sherman Police Chief Joel Spellins tells WTVA.com the man barricaded himself inside the Sherman Service Station on Highway 178 Thursday evening.
When officers arrived at the scene, Spellins said the man fired an unknown number of shots in their direction.
Officers did not return fire, according to Spellins.
Deputies from Lee and Pontotoc Counties, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, and the Tupelo Police Department SWAT Team responded to the scene.
Spellins says about an hour and a half into the standoff, the man was believed to have set a fire inside the store and ran outside.
He was taken into custody and is currently being held in the Pontotoc County jail.
Spellins say the business suffered significant damage, and several fire departments battled the blaze.
The name of the man has not been released.
Spellins and Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask say they expect to file charges in the incident on Friday.