Members of the local chapter of the NAACP met with law enforcement officials Thursday to discuss the rash of murders in the county and how they can help each other to bring the communities together to bring an end to the violence. (July 15, 2013, Page 1, 12)
A donation from the Lafayette County Crimestoppers has allowed the Oxford Police Department to purchase a new Polaris Ranger that will used in a variety of ways by law enforcement officers. (July 10, 2013, Page 2)
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)
Crimestoppers of Lafayette County is hoping to become more proactive in warding off crimes in Oxford and Lafayette County and with recent changing of the guard and new funding options, the possibilities seem endless. (February 21, 2013, Page 1, 7)
The Lafayette County Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that would help them find a local man missing for more than two weeks.
Investigators say McKenzie Darrell Frierson, 27, has not contacted his family since Jan. 31.
From the West Springhill community, he is black, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 210 pounds, with a full beard and mustache. He was last seen in the Brittany Woods subdivision.
Investigator Scott Mills said his department has been chasing down tips and leads, however none have panned out and Frierson, known as “Rell,” is still missing.
“The Sheriff’s Department and his family are concerned he may have met with foul play with the time lapse being so long,” Mills said this morning.
Mills hopes the reward will entice anyone with information on Frierson’s whereabouts to come forward.
“If he’s OK we really want him to get in touch with his mother so she stops worrying,” Mills said.
Anyone with information on Frierson’s whereabouts should call Crimestoppers at 234-8477 or the LCSD at 234-6421. (February 20, 2013, Page 2)
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)
Deborah Marion is hoping to raise $100,000 to offer as an award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing her son, Lafayette County native Lorenzen Wright.
Wright, 34, was last seen by family members July 19; three days later he was reported missing. Wright’s body was found July 28 in a wooded area just outside Memphis. His death was ruled a homicide by gunshot wounds. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of a panty-raiding perpetrator that has local law enforcement officers scrambling to calm the fears of women in Oxford and Lafayette County.
Since July, an unknown suspect has been on the loose, breaking into young women’s homes and stealing their unmentionables.
All together, the Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department have reported about a dozen burglaries where all that was taken was the female occupants underwear or lingerie. Most of the break-ins have occurred in the city with about two occurring in the county. (September 17, 2010, Page 2A)
The owners of The Gin, that burned down Saturday night, are offering $9,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with the fire. (March 12, 2010, Page 2A)
CrimeStoppers and the Mississippi State Fire Marshal are collectively offering $1,500 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected arsonists in connection with recent fires at Wellsgate and at the old Galilee Church on County Road 108. (March 4, 2010, Page 1)