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Oxford man arrested for murder

An Oxford man was one of two arrested this week in the shooting death of a Batesville native in Water Valley on New Year’s Eve. Spencer T. Morgan of Oxford and James Johnson Jr. were charged with murder for shooting Latonya DeWayne Carr. (January 25, 2013, Page 1A)

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    Sheriff’s deputy lives his dream each day


    The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association held its annual banquet Thursday night at the National Guard Armory where they celebrated and honored the Office of the Year awarded to Deputy Dave Cullison, Support Personnel of the Year Robert Sockwell and gave a special Medal of Valor award to five University Police officers, Lt. Anthony Hernandez, Gage Vance, Will Anderson, Jay Plunk and Matt Defore. (January 18, 2013, Page 1A)

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      Former OHS student pleads not guilty

      Joshua Brandon Pillault, the former Oxford High student charged with making threats against the school online, pleaded not guilty this morning at the Federal Courthouse in Oxford. (January 16, 2013, Page 2)

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        WV shooting victim dies

        Latonya DeWayne Carr, 33, died Tuesday from gunshot wounds to his head that he received New Year’s Eve in what Water Valley investigators are calling a drug deal gone bad. Carr, originally from Batesville, was living recently in Water Valley. Warrants have been issued for Spencer Tyrone Morgan, 40, James Johnson Jr. 25, and Kevin E. Kelly, 34, who are being charged with murder. Anyone with information should call 662-473-2933. (January 9, 2013, Page 2)

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          DUI arrests remain low

          Oxford Police arrested two people for DUI this New Year’s holiday and reported no serious or fatal wrecks. However, highway patrol troopers worked four fatal wrecks in other areas around Mississippi. (January 2, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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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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