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Published on August 24th, 2020 | by Lafayette County Sheriff

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Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Arrest Five in Harmontown for Burglaries

On Monday August 17, 2020, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation regarding several thefts in the Harmontown community. During the course of the investigation, several arrests were made in conjunction with the thefts.

Investigators arrested Joshua Wilson, 24 years old, and Zachary King, 24 years old for Commercial Burglary. Wilson and King were both set a $10,000 bond by a Justice Court Judge.

William Huguley, 50 years old, was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property, and given a $2,500 bond.

Investigators also arrested Daryl Collier, 38 years old, following a traffic stop on Highway 310 earlier in the week. Collier is a previously convicted felon, and a firearm was located in his vehicle during the traffic stop. Collier was later released on a $5,000 bond for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone living in the Harmontown community that has any information regarding the thefts, or any other crimes in the area, to please call the Sheriff’s Office at 662-234-6421 or Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8477 (TIPS).

Joshua Wilson, 24 years old, of Harmontown, Mississippi.
Zachary King, 24 years old, of Harmontown, Mississippi.
William Huguley, 50 years old, of Harmontown, Mississippi.
Daryl Collier, 38 years old, of Harmontown, 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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