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Lafayette County Sheriff's Department

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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        Police step up holiday enforcement

        Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols during the holidays to get drunk drivers off the roads and prevent burglaries. (December 21, 2012, Page 2A)

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          Three arrested for burglary spree




          The Oxford Police Department, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Metro Narcotics Unit have arrested three men for several burglaries around the city and county. Each face 12 counts of burglary and one count of possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana with the intent to distribute. They are being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center. (November 30, 2012, Page 2A)

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            LHS senior dies in car wreck

            A Lafayette High School senior, John Mills, 18, was killed Saturday night when his car went off the side of the road on CR 325 at about 10:30 p.m. for unknown reasons. A candlelight vigil is being held in his memory at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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              Rash of car burglaries reported

              The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents in the northern part of Oxford to keep their vehicles secure and watch for suspicious people in their neighborhoods after a rash of vehicle burglaries Wednesday night. (September 6, 2012, Page 2)

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                Taylor man dead after being hit by car

                A Taylor man is the second area resident to be hit and killed while walking on the side of the road in the last week. However, law enforcement is saying the two are not connected.
                Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, was found laying on County Road 323 in Taylor at about 10:30 p.m. Friday night. (August 13, 2012, Page 1)

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                  Mom, daughter found safe

                  A missing Oxford mother and daughter were found safe and sound at 4 a.m. by a police officer in Jones County during a traffic stop. (August 6, 2012, Page 2)

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                    Burglar hits Abbeville twice

                    The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two burglaries that occurred in Abbeville Sunday night.
                    According to officials, a burglar attempted to break into the Abbeville Post Office and then broke into the Abbeville Bank. (June 26, 2012, Page 2)

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