Published on June 2nd, 2023 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Bruce, Mississippi Man Arrested in Lafayette County for Burglary

On May 29, 2023. Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of County Road 217 for a report of a burglary in progress. Deputies arrived on scene and found that the residence had damage to an exterior door that was caused by forced entry.

After a brief investigation, Deputies made contact with the suspect, Carlos Byrd, 32 years old of Bruce, Mississippi, and determined that Byrd had entered the residence by force. Byrd was arrested on scene without incident and transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center.

Byrd later appeared before a Justice Court Judge and issued a $10,000.00 bond.

Carlos Byrd, 32 years old of Bruce, 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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