A man involved in a standoff in the Cypress Lake subdivision in Madison has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
On the morning of July 29, law enforcement officials were dispatched to the Madison neighborhood after receiving reports of a man assaulting a woman outside of a residence. Officers confirmed upon arrival that the female victim had clearly been beaten, suffering multiple and serious injuries.
Law enforcement confirmed that the suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Brandon Bly, had administered the beating, leading officers to begin attempts to contact Bly while rendering medical aid to the victim.
Bly then barricaded himself and his four-year-old nephew inside the residence for approximately three hours before he was taken into custody without further incident. The four-year-old child was unharmed during the standoff.
“Our office commends the quick, professional, and coordinated response of the Madison Police Department, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, and the Ridgeland Police Department to this violent and volatile crime scene,” District Attorney Bubba Bramlett stated. “They brought about a peaceful resolution without further incident.”
Less than two weeks later, the district attorney’s office brought Bly before Circuit Judge Dewey Arthur on a revocation hearing and guilty plea to a Bill of Information.
“Mr. Bly is a familiar face to the Madison County criminal justice system,” Bramlett continued. “While only 26 years old, he has been to prison before, and the 13 years that were hanging over his head were basically putting the ball in his court to do right. He didn’t, and he ended up back in our court.”
Bly was then sentenced to 13 years for violating the terms of his probation for a previous house burglary conviction, as well as 12 years to serve consecutively for the July 29 aggravated domestic violence charge.
His charges resulted in a total of 25 years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.