Published on May 13th, 2020 | by Oxford Police Department


Three Arrested in Oxford, Mississippi After Firearm Theft on Old Taylor Road

On May 9, 2020, officers with the Oxford Police Department took an auto burglary report, where a firearm, was stolen from a victim on Old Taylor Road.

On Monday, May 11, 2020, investigators began gathering video footage from the area and were able to identify two males identified as Tony Joyer (27 of Oxford, Mississippi) and Eric Straussberger (32 of Camdenton, Missouri). Both males were seen later that afternoon around Old Taylor Road and taken into custody by investigators and officers.

Investigators were able to determine where the stolen firearm went and obtained an arrest warrant for Demetrious Bogard (27 of Oxford).

Members of the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit along with investigators and officers with the Oxford Police Department were able to locate Bogard at a motel in town. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center.

Tony Joyer was charged with Auto Burglary and Possession, Sale, Transfer of Stolen Firearm; his bond was set at $5,000. Eric Straussberger was charged with Auto Burglary; his bond was set at $2,500. Demetrious Bogard was charged with Possession, Sale, Transfer of Stolen Firearm and narcotic charges unrelated to this investigation; his bond was set at $15,000.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections also placed a hold on Bogard. A Lafayette County Justice Court Judge set the bonds for all three individuals.  

Demetrious Bogard (27 of Oxford, Mississippi)
Tony Joyer (27 of Oxford, Mississippi)
Eric Straussberger (32 of Camdenton, Missouri)

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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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