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Felony shoplifting arrests climb

Felony shoplifting arrests climb in Oxford with increased security at local stores. However a new law going into effect July 1 could mean less felonies but more strain on local courts. Read about this and see the February grand jury indictments in today’s EAGLE. (April 11, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Man indicted for killing mom, brother

    The February grand jury indicted a man for killing his mother and brother in November and three former Ole Miss students in the shooting death of an Ole Miss graduate student. (March 11, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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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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        Local man indicted on bigamy charge

        A local man has been indicted for being married to two women at the same time. The grand jury in February handed down its indictments for the upcoming April court term. Read about the bigamy case and several other indictments in today’s EAGLE. (March 13, 2012, Page 1)

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          Drugs top list of charges

          The grand jury met in June and handed down more than 70 indictments for felony charges in the Third Circuit Court at the Lafayette County Courthouse. See the listing of all the served indictments in today’s EAGLE. (July 13, 2011, Page 1)

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            Man uses spit as weapon

            The February grand jury handed down more than 100 indictments in February including formally charging Willie Ronald Johnson, 49, of Oxford for allegedly spitting on two Oxford Police officers after telling them he was HIV positive. See this and all the indictments handed down last month in today’s EAGLE. (March 15, 2011, Page 1)

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              Panty thief indicted

              A grand jury has indicted Joseph P. Lillo on 11 charges of burglary for allegedly breaking into the homes of local women and stealing their panties and other items. (February 25, 2011, Page 2A)

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                Former restaurant owner pleads guilty to aggravated assault

                A former restaurant owner accused of drugging a customer and sexually battering her has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and will spend the next five years on probation.

                Leaton David Scott Moore, 30, was the owner of Blind Pig Tavern when a University of Mississippi female student claimed Moore drugged her drink and took her home so he could have sex with her. He was arrested on Nov. 14, 2008, and indicted by the grand jury in February 2009 and charged with sexual battery. (December 23, 2010, Page 2A)

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                  Stiffer charges sought for drug dealers

                  Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit’s Keith Davis, and the other investigators at Metro, are pushing adding “enhancement charges” to regular drug dealing charges. Enhancement charges include, selling drugs within 1,500 of a school or church or child endangerment, for selling drugs when a child is present.

                  An enhancement charge does just that — it enhances the sentence of the defendant if found guilty. Under state law, selling drugs within 1,500 feet of a church or school allows a judge to double the penalty.

                  Several suspects charged with dealing drugs were indicted during the September grand jury and have been given enhancement charges along with being indicted with selling drugs.

                  See these and other indictments handed down by the grand jury in today’s EAGLE. (October 20, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Three indicted on meth charges

                    Among the dozens of indictments handed down by the grand jury at the end of June, three county residents indicted for allegedly manufacturing and/or possessing methamphetamine , and a local woman has been officially indicted in the murder. (July 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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