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Crime & Courts

East is city’s new top cop

The Board of Aldermen has hired Joey East as the new chief of police for Oxford Police Department. East has almost 23 years in law enforcement and currently serves as assistant chief at OPD. (December 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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    Shooting at West Springhill

    The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred last night in West Springhill where one man was injured. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

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      Three finalists for OPD chief announced

      The three top contenders for the Chief of Police at Oxford Police Department were announced this morning and are, current OPD Assistant Chief Joey East, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Mills and Olive Branch Assistant Chief Mark Kimbell. The three will be interviewed on Friday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

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        Pastor charged with molesting child

        Larry Singleton, the pastor of Bay Springs Baptist Church, was arrested Monday by the Tate County Sheriff’s Department on a charge of sexual battery of a minor. (December 5, 2012, Page 2)

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          Driver of hood-pulling truck could face charges

          The driver of the vehicle pulling two cousins on a hood could face criminal charges, according to the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department. Johnathon “Jade” D. Holland, 20, and Kristofer A. Riddell, 14, were killed Sunday when the hood went onto Highway 315 in Water Valley into on-coming traffic. (December 5, 2012, Page 2)

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            Three arrested for burglary spree

            The Oxford Police Department, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Metro Narcotics Unit have arrested three men for several burglaries around the city and county. Each face 12 counts of burglary and one count of possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana with the intent to distribute. They are being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center. (November 30, 2012, Page 2A)

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              Richard “Dickie” Scruggs to be released on bail

              A federal judge has ruled in favor of former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs in his request to be release from prison on bail pending his appeal of what has become known as the Scruggs II judicial bribery case.

              Scruggs was sentenced to seven years in prison to run concurrent with a previous five-year sentence from Scruggs I, where Scruggs pleaded guilty in 2007 to attempting to bribe another judge in an unrelated lawsuit against him. (November 26, 2012, Page 1)

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                Oxford cop busted on drug charge

                The former head of Lafayette County Metro Narcotics has been charged with obtaining prescription pain medication by using deception and subterfuge, according to court records. (November 26, 2012, Page 2A)

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                  Police step up enforcement over Thanksgiving holiday

                  Local law enforcement officers will have extra patrols on Oxford’s roads and in neighborhoods to make sure everyone has a safe Thanksgiving holiday. (November 21, 2012, Page 2)

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                    October court term dispositions

                    The following cases were heard during the October court term in the Lafayette County Circuit Court. (November 20, 2012, Page 5)

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