Published on April 22nd, 2023 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Water Valley Woman Arrested After Report of Burglaries on County Road 369 in Oxford, Mississippi

On April 20, 2023, Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office received reports from two residences in the area of County Road 369 regarding their vehicles being broken into. Deputies began gathering information and called Investigators to assist with the investigation.

Upon further investigation, a suspect was identified after several transactions were made from stolen credit cards obtained from the auto burglaries.

Investigators identified Anna Marie Hicks, 28 years old of Water Valley, Mississippi. Hicks was arrested at her home and the stolen items were recovered and returned to the owners.

During the course of the investigation, it was also discovered that numerous amounts of mail was being stolen from mailboxes in the area. The mail was collected and turned over to the U.S. Postal Inspector.

Hicks was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center and formally charged with three counts of commercial burglary and two counts of credit card fraud.

Hicks appeared before a Justice Court Judge and her bond was set at $30,000.00.

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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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