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Vet wins top cop award

Charles Smith, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department deputy, was named Police Officer of the Year on Thursday by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    Pita Pit assault nets 16-year prison sentence for Oxford man

    The Lafayette County Circuit Court settled more than 70 cases during the April court term including a case where a man was convicted by a jury for beating a woman while she was working at Pita Pit this summer. Read about this and all cases handled during the April court term in today’s EAGLE. (May 14, 2014, Page 1, 10)

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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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        Holiday prime time for thefts

        Oxford Police and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department warn citizens to take some extra precautions during the holidays to protect their homes from being burglarized. (December 11, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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          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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            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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              Lynch’s Lawyer asks court for new date for sentencing

              Tony Farese, lawyer of former narcotics officer Searn Lynch, filed a motion Wednesday to delay Lynch’s June 24 sentence due to its conflict with another case the lawyer is involved with. Lynch was charged with obtaining prescription medicines by using deception in April. (June 7, 2013, Page 8A)

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                Man appeals guilty plea

                A Florida man is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn his guilty plea in an aggravated DUI case where he was involved in a wreck in 2011 that injured a female based on ineffectiveness of his attorney. Read about this and other cases handled during the April court term in the Lafayette County District Court. (May 15, 2013, Page 1, 6)

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                  Man charged in cousin’s death

                  The February grand jury handed down many indictments including one for George Serrico Williams, charged with culpable negligence manslaughter for allegedly unintentionally running over his cousin last August in Taylor. See the complete listing of indictments. (April 4, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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                    July court term sees long sentences

                    The July court term saw some hefty sentences and the end of a seven-year-old murder case. Find out who pleaded guilty to what charges and what their sentences were. (August 15, 2012, Page 1, 9)

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