Published on June 22nd, 2021 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Oxford Man Arrested For Molesting a Child

On Monday June 21, 2021, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested 46-year-old Jessie Jones of Oxford, Mississippi for Molesting (Touching of a child or mentally defective or physically helpless person for lustful purpose).

Jones was involved in an incident where a 13-year-old girl was molested.  Jessie Jones was charged, and received a bond of $10,000.

Jessie Jones (46 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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