Two more charged in Oxford firearm theft

Published 12:59 pm Monday, December 19, 2016

The Oxford Police Department arrested two more people in connection with a burglary where 13 guns were stolen, bringing the total of arrests associated with the gun burglary to four.

According to investigators, on Nov. 16, officers responded to the 300 block of Lyles Drive in reference to a burglary where a total of 13 firearms were stolen. The guns were valued at over $26,000. It was determined that two employees of 3 Men Moving Company unlocked a window inside the home, allowing multiple people to enter the house. Those employees, Darryl King, 20, and Christopher Shaw, 19, were arrested earlier this month.

Last week investigators arrested Nicholas Young, 22, of Oxford and charged him with burglary for allegedly being one of the suspects who entered the home and stole the firearms.

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He was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he was booked on a $30,000.

The Mississippi Department of Correction placed a hold on Young due to him being on parole.

Also charged is Young’s girlfriend, Christina Diggs, 22, of Oxford. Investigators say Diggs allegedly transported several firearms to Aberdeen. She was charged with being an accessory after the fact of the burglary and taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where she was booked on a $25,000 bond.

OPD and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, along with federal agencies, are still pursuing the remaining suspects involved in the case and more arrests are expected.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call OPD and speak with Detective Fortner at 662-232-2400 or Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8477.