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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Crime & Courts

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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            Driver charged in double fatal wreck

            The driver of the vehicle that wrecked on Nov. 9 on Highway 7 near University Avenue, killing two University of Mississippi students, has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI. (more…) (January 17, 2014, Page 1)

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              Police: Quiet New Year’s holiday

              Oxford police officers made six arrests for DUI on New Year’s Eve. There were no fatal wrecks locally and across the state on Mississippi’s highways, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

                (January 2, 2014, Page 1, 5)

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                Year in Review: 2013 marred by murders

                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)

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                  3 charged in shooting denied bond

                  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)

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                    Sheriff’s Department arrests 3 for murder

                    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.

                      (December 19, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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