Published on October 12th, 2020 | by Oxford Police Department


Ridgeland, Mississippi Man Arrested in Oxford for Burglary-Home Invasions on South Lamar Boulevard

On October 11, 2020, at approximately 6:30 am, officers were dispatched to 2700 block of South Lamar Boulevard for a male inside a residence. While searching for the suspect, officers were made aware of a similar incident involving a male actively inside a residence near the first caller.

Officers were able to locate a male in the area matching the description given by both callers and after a short foot pursuit, they successfully apprehended the male.

Officers successfully apprehended the male identified as Tyler Murphy (19 of Ridgeland, Mississippi). Murphy was charged with two counts of Burglary-Home Invasion and he is currently being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center with no bond pending a hearing in Lafayette County Circuit Court

Tyler Murphy (19 of Ridgeland, 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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