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Lafayette County Sheriff's Department

Murder-suicide leaves 2 dead

A Lafayette County man shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself Monday morning.

 (October 14, 2014, Page 1)

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    C Spire requests for more antennas rejected

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors chose not to vote to add antennas to the tower behind the jail at Monday nights board meeting. The board thought it would over crowd the jail grounds. (August 20, 2014, Page 1)

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      County cuts budget requests

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed cutting several departmental budget requests Friday at the budget meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday at 8 a.m. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)

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        Plumber plunges out 8K from elderly woman

        The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local man for taking advantage of an elderly woman by charging her almost $8K for a plumbing job that took four hours to complete. (August 7, 2014, Page 2)

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          Missing teen found safe

          Project Lifesaver transmitter allowed deputies to quickly locate a teenager with autism. (July 22, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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            UPD officer wins top award

            Capt. Thelma Curry of the University Police Department was selected the 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association Tuesday. Sheriff’s secretary, Cathy Connor, was awarded Support Personnel of the Year. (January 30, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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              County gets grant for diving equipment

              The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department recently received a $16,900 grant to purchase diving equipment. The grant was spurred by the disappearance of a teen in the Yocona River last year in which the sheriff’s department was required to borrow divers and diving equipment from neighboring counties. (January 22, 2014, Page 1)

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                Man counts blessings after wreck

                Friends refused to stop searching after Michael “Big Mike” Brown went missing Dec. 9. After spending almost 24 hours in his truck, hurt and cold, Brown is gaining steps in his recovery at The Med. (December 24, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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                  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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