Published on April 4th, 2022 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Oxford Mother Arrested for Child Abuse

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, around 7:00 pm, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched on a disturbance call.  Upon arrival deputies determined the disturbance was possibly child abuse and notified the Investigation’s Division

Investigators arrived and determined that the mother Riley Jane Cook, 26 years old, of Oxford, Mississippi, had abused both of her juvenile children.  Ms. Cook was arrested and later charged with one count misdemeanor child abuse and one count felony child abuse. 

Ms. Cook’s bond was set by a Justice Court Judge for $20,000.  This case is still under investigation.

Riley Jane Cook, 26 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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