Man arrested following weekend standoff in Iuka

An arrest was made following a weekend standoff in Tishomingo County.

Posted: Mar. 10, 2019 8:12 PM
Updated: Mar. 11, 2019 8:03 PM

Editor's Note: This article was modified to include new information.

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is accused of shooting at law enforcement officers during a weekend standoff in Iuka. 

The incident began Sunday morning and happened at a residence on Spruce Street. Police responded after a report was made of shots fired in the area.

Iuka Police Chief Randy Stringer said Donald Wayne Bullard uttered vulgarities at officers and went into a house and stayed there.

Law enforcement officers spent hours trying to persuade him to come out.

Stringer said Bullard eventually started shooting through the walls.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol SWAT was called in and was able to subdue Bullard without harm to anyone.

It ended at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Stringer said police have been dealing with Bullard for several years.

According to a family member, Bullard is a military veteran and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Bullard was transported to the Lafayette County jail and faces misdemeanor and felony charges in Iuka, as well as potential federal charges. 

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