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Crime Report

Monday’s law enforcement and emergency agencies’ reports to The Oxford EAGLE:

Woman charged for child abuse

An Oxford woman faces felony child abuse charges after a 4-month old infant was sent to the hospital with closed-head trauma, or “Shaken Baby Syndrome.”

The Mississippi Department of Human Services was notified by the Tennessee DHS after the baby was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis with severe head trauma.

DHS contacted the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department who arrested Jennifer Moore, 41, of Oxford on Monday on felony abuse charges.

Investigators said it was not immediately known if Moore is the mother of the child, but the child was in her care.

The baby has been in and out of the ICU at Le Bonheur and her condition was not known this morning.

Moore was booked at the Lafayette County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.


Man charged with shoplifting

An Oxford man faces felony shoplifting charges.

Oxford Police Department arrested Willie McThune on Sunday after representatives with Walmart Loss Prevention signed felony charges against McThune.

According to information from OPD, McThune allegedly stole more than $500 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Jan. 31 and fled the area. Through an investigation, McThune’s identity was determined and charges were signed against him by Walmart.

He was booked at the Lafayette County Detention Center where he was booked on a $2,500 bond.


Oxford Police

Officers investigated five wrecks, issued nine tickets and made three arrests on the following charges:

— Public drunkenness

— Public drunkenness and possession of false identification

— Possession of drug paraphernalia

Officers investigated the following reports:

— Four disturbances

— Two alarms

— Two lost properties

— Two improper parking complaints

— 911 hang-up

— Malicious mischief

— Grand theft

— Suspicious person

— Ambulance assist

— Fire department assist


University Police

Reports unavailable due to the weather.


Sheriff’s Department

Deputies made one arrest for felony child abuse and investigated the following reports:

— Simple assault

— Animal complaint

— Two disturbances

— Two grand thefts

— Harassment

— Juvenile complaint

— Malicious mischief

— Two service calls

— Vandalism

— Scam

— Transport

— Civil matter

— Death, natural causes

Oxford Fire Department

Firefighters responded to the following calls:

— Smell of gas at 9:37 a.m. at 118 Falls Grove Drive; someone was tarring a roof nearby

— Fire alarm at 3:47 p.m. at 2050 Rebel Drive; no fire

— Fire alarm at 6:41 p.m. at The Locker Room on West Jackson Avenue; firefighters reset the alarm


Lafayette County Fire

Firefighters responded to a fire at 6:55 p.m. at 109 Highway 334 but it was only someone burning trash.


County EMS

Seventeen EMS calls were reported in the county.



The OLHS reported the following activity for Friday through Monday:

— Six animals were surrendered as strays, 21 were surrendered by their owners and one was picked up by animal control.

— Five animals were moved to foster homes, 16 were adopted to new families, two were returned to their owners, two were euthanized for behavior, nine were euthanized for illness and two were euthanized for space.

The Humane Society has 176 animals: 39 cats and 92 dogs in the shelter; 16 cats and 29 dogs in foster care. Five cats and seven dogs were spayed/neutered through the S.N.A.P. program. (February 11, 2014, Page 2)

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