Published on September 7th, 2021 | by Oxford Police Department


Former Mayor Candidate in Oxford, Mississippi Arrested for Grand Larceny

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.

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