Crime

Published on July 2nd, 2020 | by Lafayette County Sheriff

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Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Arrest Two Oxford Men for Stolen Firearm

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of County Road 405 for a report of shooting in the area. Deputies found several people shooting firearms, and one of the firearms being used was stolen.

An investigation was conducted and Investigators arrested Anthony White, 22 years old of Oxford, Mississippi for Possession of a Stolen Firearm. 

After further investigation, Devontae Burnett, 28 years old of Oxford, was charged with Sale of a Stolen Firearm on July 2, 2020.

White and Burnett were each given a $2,500.00 bond.

Anthony White, 22 years old of Oxford, Mississippi
Devontae Burnett, 28 years old of Oxford, 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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