Published on August 23rd, 2022 | by Oxford Police Department


Auto Burglaries on Old Taylor Road Lead to Multiple Arrests in Oxford

On August 17, 2022, officers with the Oxford Police Department responded to several auto burglaries in the area of Old Taylor Road.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified Xavian Ivy, 18, of  Oxford, Mississippi as one of the suspects on doorbell and security cameras in the area. He was taken into custody shortly afterwards and charged with four counts of Auto Burglary.

Two juveniles were also arrested and referred to the Lafayette County Youth Court.  

Further investigation revealed evidence that Ivy was involved with auto burglaries that occurred in the previous month near Old Taylor Road. This led to two additional charges for Auto Burglary and Sale of a Stolen Firearm.

Ivy was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court Judge and given a bond of $30,000.  

Information gathered during the arrest of Ivy led to OPD, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, and Lafayette County Metro Narcotics executing a search warrant on a residence in the 300 block of Cotton Creek Cove.

Preston Phillips, 24, of Water Valley, Mississippi, was subsequently arrested and charged with Cyber Stalking, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, and Felony Possession of Marijuana.  

Phillips was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge and given a bond of $40,000 however he currently has a hold placed on him by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Xavian Ivy, 18, of  Oxford, Mississippi
Preston Phillips, 24, of Water Valley, Mississippi.

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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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