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Lafayette County Circuit Court

Drive-by shooting case resolved

A 2011 drive-by shooting on Pegues Road and other local crime cases where settled during the January court term. Read how the shooting suspects and others were sentenced in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2013, Page 1, 5)

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    Robber indicted in shooting

    One of two men who were arrested for breaking into an apartment in March and shooting the resident in the leg has been indicted by a grand jury, Robert Andrew Okelley was indicted on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and burglary of a dwelling. See this and other indictments handed down by the June grand jury in today’s EAGLE. (July 9, 2012, Page 5)

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      Former Rebel, NFL player settles pit bull lawsuit

      A former NFL player and his neighbors have settled an almost three-year-old lawsuit. Derrick Burgess was accused of allowing his 10 to 15 pitbulls run wild in the neighborhood by neighbors. The suit was settled and Burgess has installed an underground fence to keep the dogs in his yard. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

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        Bigamist, Taylor arson cases top April court term

        The April court term for the Lafayette County Circuit Court wrapped up at the end of April. Read today’s EAGLE for highlights on some of the more notable cases and a listing of all felony cases disposed of during the term, including DUI appeals. (May 9, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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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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            $350,000 lawsuit decision appealed

            Harrison Banks, who was ordered to pay $350,000 in damages to Brandon Lockhart, who the courts claim he punched in the face in 2009, is appealing the jury’s decision to the Mississippi Supreme Court. (February 22, 2012, Page 2)

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              Mosley quietly makes history


              Lafayette County Circuit Court Clerk Baretta Mosley talks about her first five weeks in office and being the first African American person to win a county-wide election in today’s EAGLE. (February 7, 2012, Page 1)

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                Cops, book store nab thief

                A book thief, who was caught in the act last year at Off Square Books, was sentenced to five years of probation last month during the January court term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court. Read about the sting operation between the Oxford Police Department and the owner and employees of Off Square Books, and other cases settled during the court term in today’s EAGLE. (February 1, 2012, Page 1)

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                  Taylor man indicted for molesting child

                  A Taylor man was indicted on charges of sexual battery of a child and felony child abuse during the September grand jury. Read about his charges and a listing of other indictments handed down in today’s EAGLE. (November 2, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Two plead guilty in beating death

                    The last two of four men charged with beating and killing Derald “Pete” Connell have pleaded guilty. Douglas W. Jones, 22, and Justin Eugene Montez, 26, were sentenced  Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for their role in the deadly beating. Also pleading guilty  Wednesday in unrelated cases were Oxford attorney Michael Wall for two counts of cocaine possession and Lou Ann White for beating her husband, Henry White, to death last year. (April 21, 2011, Page 1)

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