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Published on November 10th, 2020 | by Lafayette County Sheriff

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Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Arrests Three for Soliciting a Child to Meet for Sexual Purposes

ARRESTED: CORY BALLENTINE, JOHNATHAN WOOLBRIGHT, ETHAN MOSES

CHARGE: ENTICMENT OF A CHILD TO MEET FOR SEXUAL PURPOSES

On Monday November 2, 2020, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department began and undercover operation targeting child predators in the area. Over the past week, investigators have made three arrests, involving adults soliciting a child to meet for sexual purposes.

On November 3, 2020, investigators arrested Cory Ballentine, 34, of Oxford, Mississippi, and Johnathan Woolbright, 28, of Banner, Mississippi. On November 6, 2020, Ethan Moses, 21, of Moulton, Alabama was also arrested.

Both Ballentine and Woolbright were given a $75,000.00 bond by a Justice Court Judge, and Moses was given a $80,000.00 bond.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office would like to urge the public be aware of Social Media sites, luring children to solicit sexual acts.

If you have any information that would assist the Sheriff’s Office in the prosecution of these individuals, or any other suspects, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 662-234-6421, or Crime Stoppers at 662-234-TIPS (8477).

Cory Ballentine, 34, of Oxford, Mississippi.
Johnathan Woolbright, 28, of Banner, Mississippi.
Ethan Moses, 21, of Moulton, Alabama.
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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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