Published on November 24th, 2021 | by Lafayette County Sheriff


Woman Arrested for Felony Malicious Mischief After Trespassing on Private Property

On Tuesday November 23, 2021, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Leigh Padgett, for Felony Malicious Mischief. After further investigation, it was alleged that Padgett trespassed on private property, and caused $2,500 worth of damage to the said property. 

Padgett was charged with Malicious Mischief, and received a bond of $1,500.

Leigh Padgett

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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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