Published on January 10th, 2020 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford, Mississippi Arrested for Seatbelt Violation and Possession of a Stolen Firearm

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, an officer with the Oxford Police Department stopped a vehicle on Highway 6 for no seatbelt.

The driver was identified as Rodney Pegues (35 of Oxford, Mississippi). During the stop officers recovered a stolen firearm from Pontotoc.

Pegues was taken into custody and transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center.

Pegues was charged with a seatbelt violation and being in possession of a stolen firearm. He was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court Judge for an initial bond hearing and given a bond of $2,500.

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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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