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Two arrested in unrelated armed robberies

OPD investigators arrested Morgan Henry, 22, of Oxford for allegedly holding up the Oxford Family Pharmacy for pain medication two weeks ago. Sheriff Department investigators arrested Reggie Benson, 24, of Oxford for being one of several involved in a home invasion robbery Friday. More arrests are expected.

 (August 29, 2011, Page 2A)

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    Local law enforcement officials warn against scams

    The Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department want to warn the public about falling victim to scams where they are told they have won money in a sweepstakes and all they have to do, is wire them a “handling fee.” (July 13, 2011, Page 2)

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      Honoring those who serve, protect

      A small crowd attended the annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony held Wednesday in front of Oxford City Hall. (May 12, 2011, Page 1)

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        Sheriff reports looting in Pine Flat

        The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is patrolling the Pine Flat and Yocona areas in hopes to ward of looters after a tornado last week left dozens of homes unsecured and personal items scattered about yards. (May 4, 2011, Page 2)

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          Panty thief indicted

          A grand jury has indicted Joseph P. Lillo on 11 charges of burglary for allegedly breaking into the homes of local women and stealing their panties and other items. (February 25, 2011, Page 2A)

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            Bank robber seeks insanity defense

            The attorney for a man charged with robbing the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue in June claims he will use insanity as his client’s defense, according to court records filed Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Oxford.

            Perry E. Moseley, 32, of Marks was arrested June 30 after local law enforcement officers apprehended Moseley 15 minutes after a 911 call reported that a man entered into the bank and told the teller he had a gun and demanded money. (January 28, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Two killing, two guilty pleas

              An Abbeville woman pleaded guilty in the death of her infant child and an Oxford man has pleaded guilty to killing his wife in two separate manslaughter cases. (January 25, 2011, Page 1)

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                Two arrested for Bump in Da Trunk burglary

                Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two men they say are responsible for stealing almost $15,000 worth of car audio and video equipment from the local business, Bump in Da Trunk.

                Charged with burglary are Blaine Everette Burrell, 18, of Oxford and Kyle McGrath Rogers, 23, who has been living between Oxford and Water Valley in recent months.

                 (December 22, 2010, Page 2)

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                  “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” blitz begins for the holiday season

                  The national “Over the limit. Under arrest” campaign kicked off Thursday with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies joining together to crack down on impaired driving.

                  The blitz will continue through Jan. 3. MHP will deploy extra manpower on Mississippi’s highways and set up checkpoints to stop drunk driving. The Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department will be working along side of MHP to make sure the roads are safe in the city and the county. (December 20, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Parents of slain boy ask for community’s support

                    Convicted killer Anthony Jenkins is up for parole for the third time. In July 1985, he shot and killed 4-year-old James Neal Freeman, son of Bobby and Debi Freeman of the College Hill area. The Freeman’s are protesting his release and are asking others to send letters protesting his release to the Mississippi Parole Board. (December 10, 2010, Page 1A)

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