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Lafayette County grand jury indictments handed down

An Alabama man was indicted by a Lafayette County grand jury on a charge of manslaughter for allegedly choking another man to death, according to the Oxford Police Department.

According to reports, on Oct. 1, 2016, Oxford police officers responded to the Ole Miss Motel where they found two injured men.

EMS arrived and were unable to help Henry Chandler Jenkins, 39, of Lafayette County, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Donald Ludie Lassiter, 52, of Pennington, Alabama sustained major injuries and was transported to the hospital to receive medical attention.

After further investigation, OPD investigators arrested Lassiter at Baptist Memorial-North Mississippi and charged him with manslaughter. Jenkin’s death was a result of strangulation as determined by the state autopsy report.

According to the indictment, Lassiter killed Jenkins “in the heat of passion,” not necessarily in self-defense and without premeditation.

Enticement of minor

A man arrested for allegedly trying to lure a minor at Oxford High School for sexual purposes was indicted earlier this month by the Lafayette County grand jury for enticement of a child, possession of pornography and promoting prostitution.

According to the court records, investigators with the Oxford Police Department were contacted in September 2016 by a school resource officer from the Oxford School District, who was contacted earlier by a concerned parent who found suspicious text messages on their child’s phone by Donald Barker, 27.

The SRO believed Barker had intentions of coming to Oxford High School to meet the minor for sex. The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit was also involved in the investigation.

Investigators, now in possession of the minor’s phone, continued to receive messages from the unsuspecting Barker, allegedly requesting to meet with the minor for sex.

When Barker pulled up to the school, investigators and Metro agents took him into custody without incident.

A search warrant was issued for Barker’s phone and residence. During the search, a computer was seized which held evidence of child pornography, as well as messages where he promoted a minor for prostitution.

Other indictments handed down by the March grand jury:

• Victoria Adams, 20, Ripley. Charge: grand theft

• Montgomery Todd McClure, 22, North Carolina. Charge: simple assault on a police officer

• Shannon Garron, 21, 212 PR 1107, Oxford. Charge: embezzlement

• Tavis Steel, 24, Sardis. Charge: taking possession of vehicle

• Shawanda Driver, 27, 1731 Anderson Road, Oxford. Charge: credit card fraud

• Salena Buck, 21, 17a CR 112, Abbeville. Charge: felony malicious mischief

• Matthew Haughey, 21, 2409 Anderson Road, Oxford. Charge: sexual battery of a mentally incapacitated or physically helpless person

• James Charles Adams II, 25, Winona. Charge: aggravated domestic violence

• Anfani Thorton, 19, Horn Lake. Charge: robbery

• Travis Williams, 23, Tchula. Charge: burglary of a dwelling

• Rita Waron, no age or address. Charge: credit card fraud

• Artemus Boyd, 22, Holly Springs. Charge: aggravated assault

• John Richard Hall, 33, Holly Springs. Charge: aggravated domestic violence

• Nijah Fields, 21, Tupelo. Charge: credit card fraud

• Shadrick Walker, 42, Jackson. Charge: uttering forgery

• Charles Thomas Nally, no age, 239 Birch Tree Loop, Oxford. Charges: burglary of a dwelling and receiving stolen property

• Colby Estates, 23, 801 Frontage Road, Apt. 112, Oxford. Charge: aggravated domestic violence

• Bobby Barnes, 41, Grenada. Charge: grand theft

• Kenard Harris, 18, 415 Washington Ave., Oxford. Charges: two counts of sexual battery on a 14-year-old victim

• Raymond Hughes, 53, 33 First Ave., Abbeville. Charge: felony DUI

• Daniel Ford, 21, Georgia. Charge: robbery

• Takela Burnett, 32, 805 D Brittany Drive, Oxford. Charge: grand theft

• William Jones, 21, Tennessee. Charge: felony malicious mischief

• Helen Lumas, 52, 499 Hill St., Water Valley. Charge: embezzlement

• Joseph Smith, 46, Pope. Charge: felony shoplifting

• Brandon Johnson, 21, Tennessee. Charges: two counts of sale of cocaine

• Bobby Pope, 19, 36 CR 374, Water Valley. Charge: sale of morphine

• Landrieux Harrah, 22, 332 CR 1094, Oxford. Charge: sale of Xanax

• Traci Buckley, 51, 41 PR 3151, Apt. 2, Oxford. Charge: sale of Vyvance

• Doug McPhail, 23, 500 Shadow Creek Drive, Apt. 204, Oxford. Charges: possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to sell

• Thomas Winters, 20, Oklahoma. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

• Kristen Cooks, 23, Jackson. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

• Joshua Farhi, 20, Pennsylvania. Charges: three counts of sale of Xanax, oxycodone and marijuana

• Terry Eugene Baker Jr., 25, Georgia. Charge: possession of cocaine

• Michael Edward Pegues, no age or address. Charge: sale of cocaine

• Tarvis G. Webb, 21, Indianola. Charges: possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of a stolen firearm

• Hans Beeler, 19, California. Charge: possession of THC

• David M. Towery, 34, Tupelo. Charge: 12 counts of vehicle burglary and attempted vehicle burglary

• Jasper Joiner, no age or address. Charges: two counts of vehicle burglary

• Brandon O’Neil Coleman, 19, 1888 CR 90, Water Valley. Charge: sexual battery of a 13-year-old

• Kevin Hassil, 23, 28 CR 2003, Oxford. Charge: cyber stalking

• Dakota Alexander, no age or address. Charge: grand theft

• Marcus D. Wilson, 31, Coffeeville. Charge: sexual battery of a 12-year-old

• Anthony Wilson, 45, Laurel. Charge: robbery with a deadly weapon

• Leanti Thompson, 25, 4018 Wood Glenn Cove, Oxford. Charge: felony malicious mischief

• Kershena Edward, 21, Greenville. Charge: felony malicious mischief

• Tayler Beard, 20, 911 Ridley Bend, Oxford. Charge: burglary of a dwelling

• Octavius Marshall, 20, New Albany. Charge: burglary of a dwelling

• Susan Wadley, no age or address. Charges: three counts of vehicle burglary

• Melvin Johnson, no age or address. Charge: three counts of vehicle burglary and one count of credit card fraud

• Malcom Crump, 26, Belden. Charges: five counts of burglary

• Juan Gargia, no age or address. Charges: five counts of burglary

• Kerriun Montrell Kings, 20, Etta. Charge: burglary

• Juwan Terez Kinds, 19, Etta. Charge: burglary

• Darren Toles, 20, 89 CR 388, Oxford. Charge: burglary

• Morris Tallie, 32, 13 CR 1005, Oxford. Charge: three counts of commercial burglary

• Christopher Kirkwood, no age or address. Charges: three counts of commercial burglary

• Detrone Ragsdale, 42, Como. Charge: manufacturing a controlled substance

• Douglas Ragsdale, 44, Como. Charge: manufacturing a controlled substance

• Britt Burnaman, 21, Texas. Charges: trafficking a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance

• Brooks Peterson, 21, Texas. Charges: trafficking a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance

• Deandre Fondren, 25, 7 CR 343, Taylor. Charge: credit card fraud

• Rebecca Pryor, 42, 21 CR 3016, Oxford. Charge: credit card fraud

• Shameek Thomas, 21, Sardis. Charge: robbery

• Deairaney Hurt, no age or address. Charge: accessory after the fact

• Laterance Lindsey, 19, Tupelo. Charge: robbery

• Jamaltae Adam, no age, Tupelo. Charges: robbery and possession of 51 kilos of marijuana

• Brannon McAlister, 20, Tupelo. Charge: robbery

• Nicholas Young, no age or address. Charge: burglary

• Chris Shaw, 20, 7 CR 196, Oxford. Charge: burglary

• Christina Diggs, 22, 626 Martin Luther King Circle, Oxford. Charge: accessory after the fact

• Morris Tallie, 32, 13 CR 1005, Oxford. Charges: three counts of burglary

• Christopher Park, 23, Memphis. Charges: two counts of burglary

• Adrian Miller, 22, Memphis. Charge: two counts of burglary

• Tamara Stewart, 41, Clarksdale. Charge: felony shopliDemetrius

• Conner, 42, Clarksdale. Charge: felony shoplifting

• Marvin Bell, no age or address. Charge: credit card fraud

• Hannah Smith, 21, Flowood. Charge: credit card fraud

• John Quintin Anderson, 28, Florida. Charge: felony fleeing

• Robert Jaco, 45, Myrtle. Charge: commercial burglary

• Eric Lewis, 21, 910 Battle Lane, Oxford. Charge: vehicle burglary

• Quatisha Hickey, 20, 28 CR 172, Oxford. Charge: 28 CR 172, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent

• Ethan Dilley, 24, Marks. Charge: possession of cocaine

• Tish Sisk, 34, 110 CR 405, Oxford. Charge: possession of Xanax with intent to distribute

• William Randall Naramore, 37, 1802 W. Jackson Ave. No. 60, Oxford. Charge: 30 counts of uttering forgery

• Brian “Kipp” Parker, no age or address. Charges: aggravated domestic violence and arson

• Cauz Allen Leach, 19, Como. Charge: aggravated domestic violence

• Corey Tanner Lyles, 23, 126 East Long St., Abbeville. Charge: enticement of a child

• Daniel Dukes, 22, 67 CR 173, Oxford. Charge: child neglect

• Sabrina Holden, 19, 108 CR 105, Oxford. Charge: child neglect

• John Michael McMahon, no age and address. Charge: voyeurism