Hostage Situation Ends: 1 dead

Hostage Situation Ends: 1 dead

There are 28 comments on the WREG story from May 17, 2010, titled Hostage Situation Ends: 1 dead. In it, WREG reports that:

Union County, MS - FAST FACTS: David Cox bursts into wife's home Friday according to police Shoots, kills wife, holds kids hostage 20 hours Cox arrested, charged with kidnapping, murder [email protected] A Pontotoc County man is in jail tonight charged in a strange kidnapping and murder case.

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“Ignore the stupid. ”

Since: May 10

& the rest make sense.

#21 May 18, 2010
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>That all depends on what the legal definition of 'terroristic threatening' is. I seriously doubt that a husband threatening his wife is considered 'terroristic'.
Please refer to Maggie's definition. As far as a husband threatening his wife, ask the many men in the correctional facilitie's for the answere. No it's not alway's prosecuted, but the possability is there. The threat " I will kill you. " is just as much a terroristic threat from a husband as it is from a stranger.

Olive Branch, MS

#22 May 18, 2010
Maggie wrote:
<quoted text>What can the police do? Their hands are tied. They can't arrest people based only on threats. Half the city would be locked up. If she were that scared, maybe she should have been sitting there waiting for him with a gun in her hand. As soon as that door came down........
I totally agree. I am in no way blaming her. As she was very afraid for her life, she should have protected herself and kids and been waiting with gun in hand. Women should be made of gunpowder and lead. Of course, hindsight is 20/20. Its easy to say what she should have done now.

Tupelo, MS

#23 May 18, 2010
Kimmi wrote:
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On the contrary I think the law enforcement should be held responsible to a degree and there should be some action taken toward them wither it be lost of jobs, demotion, fines if not all of them and more. I mean come on she has been calling everyday since he got out that he was going to kill her. Then the day it happened he had been driving up and down the street for several hours!! To me it don't sound fishy it sounds like they just weren't doing their jobs. Therefore they are partly responsible because they didn't respond to the call.
I would like to see some proof where law enforcement was called daily on this situation! This is only one side of the Story from a relative or someone that was not even there. I Think The News people should get all the facts before they just ask a person to give a interview and run it on news, Because alot of people still believe everything the news shows as being the truth, This story here is far from the truth. Ordeal didn't last but 8 and a half hours MAX!!! Long way from 24 hours as they stated. Just get Facts before you start saying what should happen to the people that was there going above and beyond their Jobs. Because the Incident happened outside of Sherman City Limits and the Sherman Police Dept didn't have no more authority being there than anyone else that has posted on this page. But i think they were there regardless Trying to help. Just get all Facts before you start Pointing Fingers!!

Memphis, TN

#24 May 19, 2010
I can't believe that someone would do such a thing. Where is this man's conscience? I will be praying for the family! God be with the family!

United States

#25 May 24, 2010
It appears that "concerned" is reactionary for some reason. I think it is expected for the public to question why this woman and her children were not adequately protected under the circumstances, and actually, the man was not was not protected from himself with his history (of threats). IMO, our system often fails in such situations. The information was there that intervention needed to take place, but instead the man's bail was lowered and most likely a bondsman/bondswoman made bail for personal gain...someone certainly made bail. This much we know. If law enforcement agencies were called, they should have it documented with the knowledge that phone records can verify such. And, it is insignificant whether or not the agency called was in the jurisdiction of the victim. They still were obligated to see that the proper people were notifed immediately and followed up to see if there had been a response. When lives are at stake, it is not time to be petty about who does what or to make excuses. If you can't legally do it, see that someone who can legally do it responds ASAP.

United States

#26 Jun 12, 2010
facts are

United States

#27 Aug 10, 2012
This I realize has been a while back but I would like to clear things up a little for the ones who aren't aware. At the time this happened I lived down the road an my husband at the time was the 1st police on the scene, no calls were made to the pd before hand. He was the only pd on duty at the time and was stopped by a child running across the street. He heard gun shots and got the child to safety an was being shot at got to the porch & was told by his chief to stand down and wait on back up! Our Sherman officers stayed on the scene for hours military style on the ground. This was a brave officer who didn't even have his bullet proof vest on that day and I was one worried woman when I found it at home after hearing about the news. They were there more the 12 hours with negotiators and my x husband was very effected by this an regretted not busting that door in after all that happened. Afterwards we were able to help the family by totally rebuilding the house inside and helping all we could. Were no longer together but I know he will never be the same after what he saw and the decisions that were made for him to stand down. But all the officers who came and were involved felt the same way im sure. I'm sorry if u all don't think it's right but I think the Sherman police were heroic that day and should b praised!
S Willis

Byhalia, MS

#28 May 2, 2013
The courts have ruled that the police are under no obligation or requirement to protect any individual but are there to promote a general environment of lawfulness. Her options were to accept her victimhood or make preperations to defend herself such as getting a gun and keeping it on her person at all times.

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