Investigators with the Oxford Police Department have been working several auto burglaries around the walking trails on Chucky Mullins Drive for the past couple of months.
On Friday, October 12, 2018, around 12:46 pm, investigators located a person of interest parked on Chucky Mullins Drive and began surveilling him. They soon watched Allen Mathis (22 of Oxford, Mississippi) enter a vehicle and steal a purse. As investigators moved in to make an arrest he jumped into his vehicle and fled.
While fleeing, he struck an unmarked investigator vehicle. Mathis continued on to Hwy 6 eastbound where he struck another vehicle (non-law enforcement). Investigators tried to get him to stop but deemed the actions of Mathis unsafe and terminated the pursuit.
A short while later Mathis’ vehicle was found abandoned behind a residence on CR 300. Later in the day, a citizen saw a male walking through backyards in a subdivision on South Lamar and then get into a vehicle. This was called into the Oxford Police Department and a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle were Mathis was taken into custody without incident.
Mathis was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center and booked for six (6) counts of auto burglary and one (1) count of felony fleeing in a motor vehicle. Mathis’ bond was set at $100,000 by a Justice Court Judge. Due to being out on a felony bond for similar charges his bond was revoked.