Published on April 4th, 2022 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Couple Arrested in Abbeville, Mississippi for Domestic Violence

On Saturday, March 29, 2022, at approximately 11:00 am, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to 03 County Road 2062, Abbeville, Mississippi 38601 for a report of a domestic violence.

Dispatch advised the caller had reported the male had pulled a weapon on her. 

Deputies arrived on scene and after an investigation 51-year-old Eric Market of Abbeville was arrested for Domestic Violence – Simple Assault and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

The female 47-year-old Margaret Hart of Oakland, Mississippi was also arrested for Domestic Violence. 

Ms. Hart’s bond was set at $500.00 and Mr. Market’s bond was set at $10,000.00.

47-year-old Margaret Hart of Oakland, Mississippi.
51-year-old Eric Market of Abbeville, 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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