Published on January 10th, 2020 | by Oxford Police Department


Tupelo, Mississippi Man Arrested in Oxford for Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Careless Driving, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, Running a Stop Sign, No Insurance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On Saturday, January 4, 2020, the Oxford Police Department received a 911 call regarding a careless driver on Highway 30. An officer located the vehicle as it entered the city limits and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The driver failed to stop and continued on. The driver eventually tried driving through grass and got stuck. He then bailed out of the vehicle and after a short foot pursuit the driver, identified as Jonathan Johnson (36 of Tupelo, Mississippi), was caught and arrested. A firearm was located in the vehicle.

Johnson was transported to Lafayette County Detention Center and charged with possession of a weapon by a felon, careless driving, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, driving with a suspended driver’s license, running a stop sign, no insurance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Once at the jail officers discovered that he had a warrant with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Johnson was given a bond of $5,000 by a Justice Court Judge but was held due to the MDOC warrant.

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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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