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OPD chief to retire after 29 years

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin will step down from law enforcement at the end of January when he retires from OPD after six years as police chief. Martin talks about his career and future plans in today’s EAGLE. (December 28, 2012, Page 1A)

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    Police step up holiday enforcement

    Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols during the holidays to get drunk drivers off the roads and prevent burglaries. (December 21, 2012, Page 2A)

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      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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