Published on December 1st, 2021 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Arrest Man for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

On Monday, November 22, 2021, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested 47-year-old Jeffery Nelson of Paris, Mississippi. Jeffery was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Mr. Nelson’s bond was set at $7500.00 by Lafayette County Justice Court.

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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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