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Sheriff’s investigators nab several in burglary cases

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department have made several recent arrests of those they feel are responsible for area burglaries including a break-in at the Lafayette High School field house and several vehicle burglaries in Wellsgate. (August 25, 2010, Page 2)

Killer on the loose in county shooting

It’s been almost eight months and investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department are still racking their brains to come up with new evidence in the murder of Frank Bowie. Investigator Scott Mills said, “we’re just not getting that many calls. We know there’s got to be someone in the community that will help us — it’s just finding the right way to extract it.” (July 23, 2010, Page 2A)

Suspect arrested in beating death

A fifth suspect in the beating death of Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell has been arrested and charged with his murder.

Douglas Wayne Jones, 21, of Oxford was picked up by U.S. Marshals in Lousiana on Monday afternoon. (May 18, 2010, Page 1)

Wreck claims life

Scott Franklin, 35, was killed Monday night when he lost control of his pickup while traveling on County Road 143 off Old Sardis Road, according to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Mills. Friends will remember his smile, good sense of humor and big heart. (April 27, 2010, Page 1)

Wife given bond in husband’s murder

Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent granted Lou Ann White with a $100,000 bond during her first-appearance hearing Thursday afternoon; she had not posted bond as of this morning. (April 9, 2010, Page 2A)

Wife charged in death

Henry White, 60, was found at his Highway 7 South home with multiple and extensive wounds all over his body, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy. He was dead by the time deputies arrived at about 1:30 p.m. His wife, Lou Ann White has been charged with his murder. (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

Four held in murder

Three men – Willie Anthony Canon, 24; Justin Eugene Montez, 25; and Adam Corey Ferguson, 20 – and one woman – Kasie Lynn Jones, 20 – have been arrested in connection with the Thursday beating death of Derald “Pete” Connell. The men were charged with capital murder and Jones was charted with accessory after the fact of capital murder. (April 6, 2010, Page 1)

Man beaten to death

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death in the county at about 9 p.m. Thursday.
Derald “Pete” Connell, 69, died from injuries he received from an assault that took place off Highway 6 East, in the area of the county near the Brittany Woods subdivision, Investigator Scott Mills said. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

Murder in Lafayette County

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death in the county at about 9 p.m. last night.

Investigators are not releasing how the victim, Derald “Pete” Connell, was killed; only that he was the victim of an assault.

Investigator Scott Mills said the assault took place off Highway 6 East near Oxford.

“We have no motives at this time,” Mills said. “Although, we do have some suspects.” (April 2, 2010)

Burglars busy in county

Burglaries in Lafayette County continue to keep investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department busy. After a surge of residential burglaries in both the city of Oxford and county during the holidays, break-ins in the county continue at a steady rate. (March 31, 2010, Page 1)

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