Police respond to mental patient at Yacht Club

Police respond to mental patient at Yacht Club


The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Ridgeland Police Department, responded to a call involving a mental patient at or near the Jackson Yacht Club last week.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Heath Hall said that they were able to clear the scene peacefully on Oct. 2 off of Yacht Club Road on the Reservoir Friday morning.

“We responded to a call regarding a mental patient who was taken into custody without incident and then transported to a hospital for treatment by medical personnel,” Hall said.

The incident lasted about two hours. Ridgeland officials say they were called to the scene about 10:30 a.m. and cleared the scene at 12:35 p.m.

Police Chief John Neal said that his department assisted but that he did not have much further information as it was a Sheriff’s Office matter.

“Sheriff’s office had a mental patient call we assisted with but it was their call,” Neal said.

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