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Jennings man arrested following hostage situation

Posted: 1:13 PM, May 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-20 14:13:11-04

A Jennings man was arrested this morning for allegedly barricading himself inside a home while holding someone hostage.

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputies, along with the assistance of the Jennings police and fire departments, responded to the 5000 block of S Cutting Avenue at 5:50 a.m. 

Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey with the sheriff’s office says Frederick Kelvin Mixon, 35, released the hostage to authorities at 6:10 a.m., but he remained inside, threatening to come out shooting or to kill himself. 

Responding officers cleared the surrounding homes and continued their attempts negotiating with Mixon.

Pepper spray was released into the home, and the suspect voluntarily surrendered to deputies around 9:00 a.m., Ivey says. 

Mixon was arrested for violation of restraining order, criminal property damage, possession of firearm by convicted felon, aggravated assault with a firearm, and remaining on premises after being forbidden. He is being held in the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Deputies say this isn’t Mixon’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested on November 25, 2017, for simple battery of the infirm, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by felon and violation of a protective order. He was then arrested again on April 12, 2018, for unauthorized entry of inhabited dwelling, aggravated burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearm by felon, and obstruction of justice.