Published on April 30th, 2020 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Three Arrested for Receiving Stolen Property in Abbeville, Mississippi

On Friday April 24, 2020, Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested William Yourn and Joseph Chamness, for Receiving Stolen Property. 

Yourn was also charged with Weapon, Possession of By Felon. 

On Saturday April 25, 2020, Christy Hyer was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property as well. 

Yourn, Chamness, and Hyer were all involved in this particular case in the Abbeville, Mississippi area. 

William Yourn received a bond of $15,000,  Joseph Chamness received a bond of $10,000, and Christy Hyer received a bond of $5,000.

All subject are still at the Detention Center.

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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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