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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crime & Courts

Pita Pit assault nets 16-year prison sentence for Oxford man

The Lafayette County Circuit Court settled more than 70 cases during the April court term including a case where a man was convicted by a jury for beating a woman while she was working at Pita Pit this summer. Read about this and all cases handled during the April court term in today’s EAGLE. (May 14, 2014, Page 1, 10)

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    City police welcomes two new officers

    Oxford Police Department officers Alex Stratton and Jake Abel are the handlers for OPD’s new K-9s who were purchased within the last few months, thanks to generous donations from individuals and civic groups. (May 9, 2014, Page 9A)

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      Paying the price for speeding

      City leaders approve $10 assessment to moving-violation tickets to help upgrades to communication equipment for the Oxford Police Department. (May 8, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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        Libel lawsuit filed against the unknown

        Business woman says rumor hurt family, business and files suit again 16 John Does. (April 25, 2014, Page 2A)

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          Drug busts net 29 arrests

          The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Division served warrants on several residents this past week resulting in 29 arrests, 587 grams of marijuana and other drugs and weapons. (April 23, 2014, Page 2)

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            Felony shoplifting arrests climb

            Felony shoplifting arrests climb in Oxford with increased security at local stores. However a new law going into effect July 1 could mean less felonies but more strain on local courts. Read about this and see the February grand jury indictments in today’s EAGLE. (April 11, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Pillault sentenced to 6 years

              Joshua Brandon Pillault was sentenced Thursday afternoon to six years in prison that will include time in a mental health treatment facility. Pillault, 20, was arrested in October 2012 after a fellow gamer in Virginia contacted the Oxford Police Department and reported Pillault had made threats against OHS. U.S. Federal Judge Michael Mills sentenced Pillault above the recommended sentencing guidelines “to protect the public.” Read the complete story in Friday’s EAGLE. (March 6, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Sex offender arrested in Harmontown

                A man from Illinois, now living in Harmontown, who is a convicted sexual predator was arrested Wednesday by Lafayette County Sheriff investigators for allegedly sexually battering a minor. Guy Paul Salmon, 39, was charged with two counts of sexual battery of a child. (March 6, 2014, Page 2)

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                  Former OHS student to be sentenced in March

                  Nine months after pleading guilty, former Oxford High School student, Joshua Brandon Pillault will be sentenced for making online threats against the school more than a year ago. Sentencing is set for March 6 at the Federal Courthouse in Oxford. (February 4, 2014, Page 14)

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                    Circuit court kicks off busy year

                    Read the outcome of felony cases during the short January court term. (January 31, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)

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