Published on April 30th, 2020 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Abbeville, Mississippi Man Arrested for Commercial Burglary

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Clarence Sanders, 54 years old of Abbeville, Mississippi for two counts of Commercial Burglary.

Deputies responded to the area of County Road 117 to take a report two County vehicles being broken into. After an investigation was conducted, Investigators arrested Sanders, and was able to return the stolen property.

Deputies transported Sanders to the Lafayette County Detention Center and is being held on a $10,000.00 bond.

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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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