Published on May 3rd, 2023 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Abbeville, Mississippi Man Arrested After Investigation into Allegations of Physical Abuse of Children

On April 3, 2023 investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report from multiple agencies regarding allegations of physical abuse of children in a home in Lafayette County.

Over the next several weeks, investigators conducted multiple interviews regarding the allegations of physical abuse. On April 28, 2023, an arrest was made on Jerrelle Scott Jordan, 42 years old of Abbeville, Mississippi, on the charge of felony child abuse.

Due to the nature of the case and for the protection of the minor children involved, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office is not providing any further information at this time. This is still an ongoing investigation.

Jordan was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center and later appeared before a Justice Court Judge. Jordan was later released on a $40,000.00 bond. L

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Family Crisis Services, CASA, Communicare, and Child Protective Services for all of their help in this investigation, as well as all other services they provide for our community.

Jerrelle Scott Jordan, 42 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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