Published on December 2nd, 2021 | by Oxford Police Department


Madison Man Arrested for Sexual Battery on Old Taylor Road in Oxford, Mississippi

On October 15, 2021, the Oxford Police Department took a walk-in report about a sexual assault that occurred at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Old Taylor Road.  

Upon investigation, James Leslie Hardin II, 23, of Madison, Mississippi, was charged with Sexual Battery. Hardin was taken into custody on November 30th and issued a $10,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.  

The Oxford Police Department would also like to share these resources for anybody that’s been a  victim of sexual violence:  

Family Crisis Service at 662-234-9929  
University students can contact Shelli Poole at 662-915-1059  
Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400  

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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