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Crime & Courts

Burglary spree suspects sentenced

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)

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    Son charged in double murder

    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.

     

     (November 11, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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      MHP to watch for distracted drivers

      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)

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        Chief deputy to retire this month

        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)

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          Three indicted for summer murder

          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)

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            Cemetery violence will not be tolerated

            The Oxford Police Department will be keeping  St. Peter’s Cemetery under closer watch as incidents of minor vandalism have increased lately. (October 7, 2013, Page 3A)

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              Oxford Police Department to hold open house Saturday

              The Oxford Police Department is hosting an Open House Saturday with refreshments, children’s activities and tours of the department to showcase recent improvements to the building. (October 3, 2013, Page 2)

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                Driver gets 12 years in Wheats’ deaths

                On the day after what would have been Sarah Wheats’ 24th birthday, her family spent Monday morning at the Lafayette County Courthouse where the man responsible for her death, and the death of her brother John William Wheat, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. (September 24, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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                  Alcohol sting nets 59 citations

                  The Oxford Police Department, along with ABC and Youth Service Division of the Attorney General’s Office investigated several Oxford stores and restaurants last night, conducting compliance checks which results in 59 citations and two charged with selling alcohol to a minor. (September 20, 2013, Page 8A)

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                    Court hearing in Strickland case set Monday

                    The man accused of killing a brother and sister last year after allegedly driving under the influence of a variety of drugs is set to appear in court Monday for a hearing where court records indicate he could plead guilty to at least one count of aggravated DUI. (September 20, 2013, Page 2A)

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