Published on March 29th, 2023 | by Oxford Police Department


Grenada, Mississippi Man Indicted by Grand Jury for Capital Murder of Jimmy “Jay” Lee

On March 27, 2023, the Oxford Police Department presented its case against Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, from Grenada, Mississippi for the murder of Jimmie “Jay Lee. After a day and a half of testimony, the Grand Jury indicted Herrington on the charge of Capital Murder. 

We would like to thank all the law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney’s Office for their hard work during this investigation. This is still an ongoing investigation. We have not stopped looking for the location of Jimmy ‘Jay’ Lee. If you have any information, please contact the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400 or CrimeStoppers at 662-234- 8477. 

Our thoughts and prayers are constantly with the Lee family, and we thank them for their constant support. 

Herrington was served this morning by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department on the aforementioned indictment of Capital Murder. Herrington is still under his previous bond set by Third Circuit Judicial District Court. Trial dates and proceedings will be set at a later date.

See also:

Local Police Departments Seek Public’s Help in Disappearance of Ole Miss Student in Oxford, Mississippi

Federal Bureau of Investigations and Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Join the Case of Missing Person Jimmie “Jay” Lee

Search and Rescue K9s Search Areas of Oxford for Missing Ole Miss Student Jimmie “Jay” Lee

Father of missing Ole Miss student Jimmie “Jay” Lee Issues Plea to the Oxford, Mississippi Community for Help

Grenada, Mississippi Man Arrested for the Murder of Jimmie “Jay” Lee

Jimmie “Jay Lee
Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, from Grenada, Mississippi.
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