Published on February 8th, 2021 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Two From Yalobusha County Arrested for Commercial Burglary at My Oxford Storage Unit Complex

On January 30, 2021, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department began investigating a burglary of the My Oxford Storage Unit Complex, 347 Highway 6 East, after several vehicle, campers, and boats were burglarized.

Investigators were able to gain video footage of the suspects, stealing an orange side by side, on a trailer, along with several batteries from the campers and boats.

After further investigation, Colan Stewart Kemp, 33, of Courtland, Mississippi, and Jaya Wiley, 20, of Water Valley, Mississippi, were arrested and charged with 8 counts of Commercial Burglary and 2 counts of Grand Larceny.

Kemp and Wiley are currently being held in the Lafayette County Detention Center on a $100,000.00 bond each, set by a Justice Court Judge.

If anyone has any further information regarding this incident, please call the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, 662-234-6421 or Lafayette County Crime Stoppers, 662-234-TIPS (8477).

Colan Stewart Kemp, 33, of Courtland, Mississippi
Jaya Wiley, 20, of Water Valley, 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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