Published on July 2nd, 2022 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Abbeville Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and More

On Monday, June 27, 2022, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigators received a report of a domestic in progress call in the area of Highway 7 South, near County Road 369.

Investigators and Deputies responded to the scene to take a report of the incident.

During the investigation, Russell Eades Evans, 36 years old of Abbeville, Mississippi, was arrested for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, and Felony Domestic Violence- Simple Assault (4th or greater).

Evans was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he is currently being held on a $100,000.00 bond and a MDOC Hold, set by a Justice Court Judge.

Russell Eades Evans, 36 years old of Abbeville, Mississippi.
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The Office of Sheriff is a four year term filled through an at-large election process. Duties of the Sheriff involve two primary areas; law enforcement of the county and administrative. The law enforcement duties are to keep the peace in Lafayette County while administrative duties consist primarily of serving as the county jailor. Due to the growth of Lafayette County, the Sheriff Department now employs 26 deputies working four 12 hour shifts.

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