The reward amounts offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for two, unrelated murders in Lafayette County have been increased by the Lafayette County Crimestoppers. (March 14, 2013, Page 2)
The body of a man found Sunday afternoon in Lafayette County could be that of McKenzie Darrell “Rell” Frierson, who has been missing since Jan. 31, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. (March 4, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)
The Board of Aldermen has hired Joey East as the new chief of police for Oxford Police Department. East has almost 23 years in law enforcement and currently serves as assistant chief at OPD. (December 17, 2012, Page 1A)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred last night in West Springhill where one man was injured. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)
The three top contenders for the Chief of Police at Oxford Police Department were announced this morning and are, current OPD Assistant Chief Joey East, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Mills and Olive Branch Assistant Chief Mark Kimbell. The three will be interviewed on Friday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)
A Lafayette High School senior, John Mills, 18, was killed Saturday night when his car went off the side of the road on CR 325 at about 10:30 p.m. for unknown reasons. A candlelight vigil is being held in his memory at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents in the northern part of Oxford to keep their vehicles secure and watch for suspicious people in their neighborhoods after a rash of vehicle burglaries Wednesday night. (September 6, 2012, Page 2)
George Serrico Williams, 42, was charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence in the death of his cousin, Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, of Taylor who was found dead on Old Taylor Road last week. Water Valley Police are also looking to close the against in the death of Timothy “Tim-Tim” O’Neal, who was found dead Aug. 6 on Highway 7 in Water Valley, also hit by a car. The two cases are unrelated. (August 17, 2012, Page 1A)
A Taylor man is the second area resident to be hit and killed while walking on the side of the road in the last week. However, law enforcement is saying the two are not connected.
Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, was found laying on County Road 323 in Taylor at about 10:30 p.m. Friday night. (August 13, 2012, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two burglaries that occurred in Abbeville Sunday night.
According to officials, a burglar attempted to break into the Abbeville Post Office and then broke into the Abbeville Bank. (June 26, 2012, Page 2)