Published on April 25th, 2023 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford, Mississippi Man Arrested for Kidnapping and Sexual Battery

On April 12, 2023, the Oxford Police Department responded to Courthouse Square for a report of a person needing assistance. The reporting person stated that a male had sexually assaulted them. 

A detective was notified and an investigation ensued. On April 24th, John Scott Michael, 52, of Oxford, Mississippi was arrested and charged with Kidnapping and Sexual Battery. 

Michael was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge for his initial bond hearing and issued a $50,000 bond.

John Scott Michael, 52, of Oxford, 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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