A rash of murders took place in the fourth quarter of this year accompanied by four other murders earlier in the year. Other highlights from this quarter include: new hotel plans, C Spire competitions and much more. (December 31, 2013, Page 1)
A Lafayette County Justice Court judge denied bond for the three young men charged with capital murder Thursday in the shooting death of graduate student Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport. (December 20, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has made three arrests in the shooting death of University of Mississippi graduate student.
According to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Alan Wilburn the three men were on and off again students at the University of Mississippi and lived next door to the victim, Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport. Wilburn said the motive was robbery.
Charged with capitol murder are: Steven Matthew Wilbanks, 22, of North Carolina; Derrick Boone, 23 of Laurel and Joseph Lyons, 20, of Houston, Texas.
Oxford Police and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department warn citizens to take some extra precautions during the holidays to protect their homes from being burglarized. (December 11, 2013, Page 1, 2)
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still searching for the man they say is responsible for a hit and run crash Friday that resulted in the death of 22-year-old Samuel Andrew Spraberry. (November 25, 2013, Page 1A)
Two of three men arrested last year for breaking into several homes in Oxford and Lafayette County pleaded guilty during the October court term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court and were sentenced to 10 or more years in prison. Read about this and all cases handled during the court term in today’s EAGLE. (November 13, 2013, Page 1, 10)
A former law enforcement officer has been charged with the murders of his mother and half-brother who were found shot to death in their home near the South Oaks subdivision Friday.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol will be looking for distracted drivers on Highway 6 Friday as part of a new driving initiative to educate the public on the dangers of driving while texting, eating, looking at GPS devices and more. (October 31, 2013, Page 1)
During his 26 years in law enforcement, Lafayette County Chief Deputy has seen and heard just about everything when it comes to crime but now he feels it’s time to hang up his hat and take out a fishing pole. (October 23, 2013, Page 3)
Three people were indicted by the September grand jury for the Lafayette County Circuit Court for their alleged involvement in the murder of Xavier Benson in June. Read about this case and the other indictments handed down by the grand jury in today’s EAGLE. (October 22, 2013, Page 1, 14)