Published on July 20th, 2020 | by Oxford Police Department


West Memphis, Arkansas Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault After Shooting Woman in Oxford, Mississippi

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, at approximately 9:42 pm, The Oxford Police Department received information about a shooting behind a business in the 200 block of Highway 314.

While officers were en route they received additional information about a female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics treated the female then airlifted her to a nearby hospital. The victim is in stable condition.

The suspect in this case was identified as 36-year-old Derek Jones from West Memphis, Arkansas. Officers stopped Jones fleeing the scene directly after the shooting took place, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Jones remains in custody at the Lafayette County Detention Center awaiting his initial appearance before a judge on two charges of Aggravated Assault and one charge of Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault.  

Derek Jones (36 years old from West Memphis, Arkansas).
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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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