Published on September 13th, 2022 | by Oxford Police Department


Okolona Man Arrested in Oxford for Sexual Assault

On September 1, 2022, the Oxford Police Department responded to Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi for a reported sexual assault.

During the course of the investigation investigators learned that the suspect was Dvanta Heard (21 of Okolona, Mississippi) and a warrant for rape was issued for his arrest.

On Sunday, September 11th, Heard was arrested on the warrant and booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center.

Heard was also served two unrelated warrants from the Union County Sheriff’s Department. He was given a bond of $50,000 by a Justice Court Judge

Dvanta Heard (21 of Okolona, Mississippi)

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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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