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Lafayette County Detention Center

Resident helps bring escapee back to jail

Albert William Bagwell, 27, is back behind bars after walking off from a work detail Friday. Investigators say Bagwell was found Sunday in the southern part of the county and taken into custody without incident. He was being held on no bond awaiting his trial on a charge of grand theft when he escaped.

 (October 1, 2011, Page 2A)

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    Jail kitchen gets low grade

    The Lafayette County Detention Center has committed some violations of its own, according to a food facility inspections report issued Thursday by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

    The jail’s kitchen earned a “C” rating by inspector Washington MacCarthur after a surprise inspection on Sept. 16.

    According to the report, the jail had seven violation with three being corrected on the spot. The other four violations included hands not being clean and properly washed; no adequate hand-washing facilities and having a certified manager. (September 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Water pressure still a problem

      Several Oxford residents and businesses are still seeing only a trickle of water coming from their pipes since a fallen power pole sparked a series of events that lead to loss of water pressure around town Wednesday. (September 23, 2010, Page 1)

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        Murder suspect gets more time for trial

        A man accused of killing Lafayette County father and son last year will get more time to prepare for his trial on two counts of capital murder. Caleb Corrothers, 27, was granted a March trial by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth during a hearing last week. (September 1, 2010, Page 1)

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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)

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            ‘My angel, my lifesaver’

            Derald  Connell was known to most as just Pete. Some called him Peter Cotton Tail. To his grandchildren, he was Pa Paw.
            Mandy Martin has her own names for the 69-year-old Connell, who was beaten to death April 1.
            “He was my angel,” she said. “My lifesaver.” (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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