Published on July 16th, 2020 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford, Mississippi Woman Arrested for “Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon” After Knife Fight on Elmore Drive

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, at approximately 7:00 pm, the Oxford Police Department responded to Elmore Drive for a disturbance in progress.

Upon arrival, it was determined that two individuals were involved in a physical altercation where one person suffered a knife wound. After an investigation, it was determined the primary aggressor was identified as Shannell Thomas, 50 years old of Oxford, Mississippi.

Thomas was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center. On July 13, 2020, Thomas received a bond from a Lafayette County Justice Court judge for $15,000.00. 

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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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