The Oxford Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at about 6 this morning in the South Oaks subdivision. Carol Lavett Gary, 43, and her 12-year-old son were found dead. They had both been shot. Gary is the principal at Davidson Elementary in Water Valley. Check The EAGLE for updates. (November 8, 2013, Page 1A)
Three people were indicted by the September grand jury for the Lafayette County Circuit Court for their alleged involvement in the murder of Xavier Benson in June. Read about this case and the other indictments handed down by the grand jury in today’s EAGLE. (October 22, 2013, Page 1, 14)
Sherrod Vaughn, 22, was shot and killed in Jackson on Tuesday. The case is under investigation. (August 14, 2013, Page 2)
A Lafayette County man was found shot to death in his car Saturday morning, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded at about 8:30 a.m. to County Road 407 off Highway 6 where they discovered Jonathan Roves “Jon Jon” Malone, 24, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
A man and woman wanted in connection with the shooting death of a local man were arrested Friday in Jackson, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. (June 17, 2013, Page 1, 3)
Anthony Darrel Smith of Abbeville and Alison Raynetta Alexander of Champagne, Ill., are wanted in the murder of Xavier Benson, 21 of Water Valley. The two remain on the large after finding Benson’s body left on the side of the road on Tuesday. (June 13, 2013, Page 1A)
The body of a man found Sunday afternoon in Lafayette County could be that of McKenzie Darrell “Rell” Frierson, who has been missing since Jan. 31, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. (March 4, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)
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)
A man accused of shooting and killing his brother and holding his father hostage for several hours was given a new attorney and more time before heading for trial during a hearing on Friday at the Lafayette County Courthouse.
Bilethon Autry’s trial was continued Friday by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth until the April court term to allow more time for his new attorney to prepare his case. (January 17, 2011, Page 1)
Willie A. Canon, 25, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell. Canon pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and simple murder Wednesday at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (January 6, 2011, Page 1)