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Lafayette County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff’s Department arrests 3 for murder

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has made three arrests in the shooting death of University of Mississippi graduate student.
According to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Alan Wilburn the three men were on and off again students at the University of Mississippi and lived next door to the victim, Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport. Wilburn said the motive was robbery.
Charged with capitol murder are: Steven Matthew Wilbanks, 22, of North Carolina; Derrick Boone, 23 of Laurel and Joseph Lyons, 20, of Houston, Texas.

  (December 19, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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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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      Chief deputy to retire this month

      During his 26 years in law enforcement, Lafayette County Chief Deputy has seen and heard just about everything when it comes to crime but now he feels it’s time to hang up his hat and take out a fishing pole. (October 23, 2013, Page 3)

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        NAACP local reps, law enforcement discuss county murders

        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)

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          Open-carry gun law debated

          The open-carry law which was set for today but has been postponed until a hearing on July 8 has caused concern with local law enforcement and officials. (July 1, 2013, Page 1)

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            Patrols added at Wellsgate after 2 wrecks

            Extra patrols have been added to Wellsgate after two car wrecks in two days. (May 10, 2013, Page 2A)

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              Search for missing teen continues

              The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and area search and rescue teams were back out this morning in the Grinder Switch area searching for missing 19-year-old Stephen Tyler Emerick.

               (May 2, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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                Answers sought in death of county man

                Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department are awaiting autopsy reports from the state medical examiner’s office in Jackson before moving forward with the death of Abbeville resident Gary Blackmon who was found Monday morning on the ground under a bridge off Highway 7 North. (April 2, 2013, Page 1)

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                  Sheriff’s Department gets new ride

                  The Lafayette county Sheriff’s Department has four new Dodge Chargers on its fleet that stand out amongst the others. (March 19, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Death investigated as homicide

                    The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has positively identified a body found Sunday near FNC Park in a creek was that of West Springhill resident McKenzie Darrell Frierson and has ruled the death a homicide. (March 5, 2013, Page 1)

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