Crime Report

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OPD makes arrest after vehicle pursuit

The Oxford Police Department arrested a local man Monday after reportedly chasing him for several miles. A call came into 911 last night from a woman who said a man had stolen $1,200 from her and she began to chase after him until police arrived. OPD officers picked up the chase and attempted to pull over the vehicle.

The driver, later identified as Morris Tallie, 30, of Lafayette County, allegedly failed to immediately pull over, leading officers on a chase from County Road 305, behind Waller Funeral Home to County Road 105 in the West Springhill area. Tallie eventually pulled over and was taken into custody without further incident. He was brought to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he was charged with grand theft and felony fleeing. He is awaiting his first-appearance bond hearing sometimes today.

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Oxford Police Department



5 alarms

2 disturbing the peace

5 suspicious activities

1 welfare check

1 larceny

2 parking complaints

1 civil matter

1 motorist assist

2 simple assaults

2 animal complaints

1 malicious mischief

3 harassment

17 traffic citations

7 wrecks


1 out of jurisdiction warrant

1 possession of marijuana

DUI and careless driving

Grand larceny and felony fleeing

Speeding and driving while license suspended

No tag, no insurance and driving while license suspended


Sheriff’s Department




1 animal complaint

1 disturbance

19 service calls

2 suspicious activities

2 transports

1 civil matter

2 follow up

1 traffic complaint

2 unauthorized use of vehicle



2 burglaries

1 circuit contempt


University Police


1 vandalism with malicious mischief

3 wrecks

1 ambulance assist



1 possession of drug paraphernalia


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Oxford Fire Department

Reports unavailable this morning.


Lafayette County Fire

No activity to report.


Lafayette County EMS

Five ambulance calls