On September 3, 2021, at approximately 7:30 pm, officers were dispatched to Marquis Chevron on South Lamar Blvd. and the Marathon Gas Station on South Lamar Blvd. for a reported theft of money. Officers learned that a current employee at both locations, who was off duty at the time, entered the businesses and took roughly $2,800 from the two locations.
The suspect was identified as Brandon Pettis, 19, of Oxford, Mississippi. Pettis was a candidate for Mayor of the City of Oxford in the 2021 elections earlier this year.
Investigators were called to the scene and a search warrant was obtained which ultimately led to the discovery of the missing money. Pettis was subsequently arrested for Grand Larceny.
A Lafayette County Justice Court judge issued Pettis a $15,000 bond.
This is still an ongoing investigation and further information could be added at a later date.