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Published on August 20th, 2020 | by Lafayette County Sheriff

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Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Arrest Man for Drive by Shooting and Possession on a Stolen Firearm

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department were advised of a shooting incident, were the suspect fired from a moving vehicle towards another vehicle in the area of Highway 7 North.

Deputies located the suspect vehicle traveling south on Highway 7 North, and apprehended the suspect. Investigators were called to the scene and located a stolen firearm inside of the vehicle.

Tyler Akeem Payne was subsequently arrested and charged with Drive by Shooting and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Payne was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center, and his bond was set at $75,000.00 by a Justice Court Judge.

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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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