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Published on January 27th, 2021 | by Lafayette County Sheriff

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Sheriff’s Department Arrests Oxford Man After Shooting on County Road 215

On January 22, 2021, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department charged 41 year old Patrick “PJ” Pegues of Oxford, Mississippi, with felon in possession of firearm, possession of stolen firearm, and aggravated assault.

Deputies with LCSO responded to Baptist Oxford for a victim with a gunshot wound. After deputies arrived it was determined the shooting took place on County Road 215 and an investigation was opened.

Patrick was arrested on January 25, and bond was set at $50,000.00.

Patrick “PJ” Pegues (41 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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