Published on January 20th, 2023 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Convicted Felon Arrested With Firearm and Drugs After Scuffling with Lafayette County Sheriff Deputy

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, a plain clothes deputy with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop, on subject driving a Gold Wing motorcycle, for a traffic violation inside the city limits of Oxford. During the stop, the deputy was joined by a backup officer with Oxford Police Department

The suspect was identified as Jerami Tubbs, who was known from previous interactions with the deputy to be a convicted felon and carry weapons. Based on that information and for everyone’s safety, Tubbs was told that he would be patted down before continuing.

The suspect refused becoming argumentative and acting very out of character from past experiences. He then pushed the deputy and attempted to run. The deputy grabbed the suspect, who was still wearing his protective helmet, and they both fell to the ground.

During a brief struggle, a concealed firearm fell from Tubbs waist onto the ground beside them. The brief struggle, between the deputy and Tubbs, continued until the officers were able to gain control and place him in handcuffs. A search of Tubbs motorcycle revealed what is believed to be a large quantity of methamphetamine. 

Jerami Tubbs has been charged with speeding, no turn signal, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possession of a schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm. 

Tubbs bond has been revoked by the court for previously being out on bond for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and for possession of a controlled substance. 

We are thankful the officers nor Tubbs were injured during the arrest. 

Thank you,

Sheriff Joey East
Lafayette County

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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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