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Supervisors OK response to Drug Court order

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a written response drafted by County Attorney David O’Donnell to a court order that instructed the board to cease and desist from interfering with business of the 3rd Circuit Drug Court. A copy of the letter has not been made available. (July 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Two charged with arson

    Two men, Marco Antonio Mason, 30, and Melvin Dean Turner, 27, were booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center for attempting to burn down a house in Taylor. The two men have been charged with arson, but no motive has been released. (July 7, 2010, Page 2)

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      DUI arrests down for holiday weekend

      Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin hopes the lack of any arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol during the four-day holiday weekend is a sign that people are getting the message to not drink and drive. (July 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Bank robber suspect nabbed

        Officers from several local law enforcement agencies responded to the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue on Wednesday to offer assistant to the Oxford Police Department in its pursuit of an alleged bank robber that resulted in the arrest of a Marks man. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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          OPD nabs suspected bank robber

          BREAKING NEWS: The Oxford Police Department has taken into custody an alleged bank robber who reportedly robbed the Federal Credit Union near Malco Oxford Cinema.

          The suspect was apprehended without incident near the bank about 20 minutes after the call was dispatched.

          A call came into 911 about 1:10 p.m. saying a black male, about 5-foot, 8-inches tall in a brown shirt with yellow stripes robbed the bank.

          All entrances to the old mall and Malco were closed off.

          How much money was taken or if a weapon was involved is unknown at this time.

          Check the EAGLE for updates. (June 30, 2010)

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            Murder suspect seeks delay

            An attorney representing murder suspect Caleb Corrothers will be asking the court to continue his trial slated for July 26.
            Corrothers, who is facing the death penalty, was charged in July 2009 with the deaths of Frank and Taylor Clark who were shot and killed July 18, 2009, in their Lafayette County home. (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

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              County replies to insurance agent’s lawsuit

              Attorneys representing the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors denied allegations made by a former insurance agent who claimed the county set him up on conspiracy charges.
              The suit, filed May 27 by former insurance agent Ken Nowlin, also names attorney Tony Farese, whom Nowlin says failed to act in his best interest and coerced him into pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiring with former supervisor Gary Massey to scam the county. (June 29, 2010, Page 2)

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                Panty-raider on prowl

                The Oxford Police Department is investigating the theft of women’s lingerie from local female college students.
                OPD has recently received four reports of someone entering a residence of four different female college students and taking several items of lingerie.
                Anyone with information or needing to report similar incidents contact OPD Investigation Division at 232-2400. (June 25, 2010, Page 2A)

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                  County to respond to court order issued last week

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to allow County Attorney David O’Donnell to draft a response to a court order issued against them last week that instructed them to follow through with its promise to be the funding conduit for the Third Circuit Court and it’s Drug Court until Union County can take over. (June 24, 2010, Page 2A)

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                    Land records now available online

                    For $30 a month, interested parties can view all deeds and land records filed at the Lafayette County Chancery Clerk’s office.
                    The information went online on June 15, thanks to Delta Computer Systems which hosts the website where the records are available. Delta also hosts records for the Circuit Court and Tax Collector/Assessor. (June 21, 2010, Page 2)

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