Published on January 10th, 2020 | by Oxford Police Department


Abbeville, Mississippi Man Arrested for Commercial Burglary at PJ’s Wine & Liquor

On Sunday, January 8, 2020, officers with the Oxford, Mississippi Police Department responded to PJ’s Wine & Liquor for the front glass door being shattered.

Through an investigation it was determined the suspect had entered the business twice and took approximately $700 worth of alcohol.

Through video surveillance and eye witnesses, the suspect was identified as Clarence Sanders, Jr. (48 of Abbeville, Mississippi). An arrest warrant was issued for Sanders.

Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department were able to locate Sanders at his home in Abbeville and took him into custody. He was transported to Lafayette County Detention Center and charged with two counts of Commercial Burglary-Forced.

Sanders was given a bond of $2,500 by a Justice Court Judge.

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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