Published on May 3rd, 2021 | by Oxford Police Department


Batesville Man Arrested in Oxford for Felony Child Neglect

On April 26th, 2021, the Oxford Police Department responded to a call in the 1100  block of Frontage Road for a welfare concern due to a drug overdose. A male subject (later  identified as James Payton Jones, 23 of Batesville), was found on scene with an infant child.  

After the initial investigation, due to the narcotic activity in the room and for the welfare of the  child, Jones was arrested and charged with Felony Child Neglect.

A Lafayette County Justice Court judge issued Jones a bond of $50,000.

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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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