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Lafayette County’s Christopher Paten formally charged with murder

A Lafayette County man has been indicted for the murder of a 31-year-old father of five during an argument in March.

On June 6, a grand jury handed down the indictment on one charge of murder for Christopher Paten who is charged with shooting and killing Kenya Jawaan “KJ” Hill.

According to reports, Paten shot Hill four times in the upper chest and head area after an argument broke out between him and Paten at a residence in the Brittany Estate apartment complex on March 9.

Hill was flown to the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis where he died a week later from his injuries.

Paten eluded arrest for more than two months until he was found in May by the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Jackson.

Paten, who is also known as Chris Caine, was out on bail when the shooting occurred for an arrest in December 2015 on charges of armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. He was released on bond in April 2016 and was awaiting trial on those charges.

According to court records, in that case, Paten pulled a gun on a man during a dice game.

2 indicted for vehicle fires

The June grand jury also indicted two Oxford men for allegedly setting a fire in the back of a pickup in January.

According to reports, on Jan. 13, Andrew D. Hobby, 31, and Jerry T. Miller, 19, started a fire in the truck where a four-wheeler was located. The fire destroyed the pickup and the four-wheeler. Another vehicle parked beside the pickup was damaged as well.

A witness came forward and gave the details of how the crime took place.

Hobby and Miller both face two counts of felony malicious mischief. Both men pleaded not guilty at their arraignment on June 26 at the Lafayette County Circuit Court and are awaiting trial.

Other indictments handed down by the grand jury in June:

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

•Jack Naso, no age or address available. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

•Morgan Walker, no age or address available. Charge: credit card fraud

•Demorious Walker, no age or address available. Charges: burglary and sexual battery

•Samantha Payton, no age or address available. Charge: grand theft

•Gwennesha Williams, no age or address available. Charge: aggravated domestic violence

•Quinton Williams, 22, Jackson. Charge: sexual battery

•Zabria Dodds, 19, Columbus. Charge: sexual battery

•Alreic Birge, 20, Southaven. Charge: aggravated domestic violence

•Quotavious Griffin, 21, Clarksdale. Charge: aggravated domestic assault

•Sheldon Alston, 22, Jackson. Charge: aggravated domestic violence and kidnapping

•Montez Jordan, 25, Chicago. Charge: shooting into a dwelling

•James Robinson, no age or address available. Charge: burglary

•Rashawn Weekly, 22, Charleston. Charge: possession of a stolen firearm

•Dartavious Kentrell Humphrey, no age, 1711 Anderson Road, Apt. 230, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana

•Dylan Gates, no age, Batesville. Charge: commercial burglary

•Daniel Watts, no age, Thaxton. Charge: commercial burglary

•Samuel Mchee, no age or address available. Charge: commercial burglary

•Marrico Johnson, no age or address available. Charge: burglary

•Jessie Redmon, 27, 1612 Burney Branch. Charge: burglary

•William Conway, 26, 30 CR 309, Oxford. Charge: uttering forgery

•Dexter L. Dukes, 40, 1 CR 95, Oxford. Charges: trafficking marijuana, felon in possession of a firearm – eight counts, possession of a stolen firearm and habitual offender

•Sharrod Brown, 22, Charleston. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

•Lakendric Webb, 21, 401 Hathorn Road, Apt. I201. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

•Michael Miller, 29, Batesville. Charge: possession of a controlled substance

•Mason William Beedy, 20, 4102 West McKay Ave., Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

•Taylor Replogle, 19, 1913 Lake Circle Drive, Oxford. Charge: possession of cocaine

•Willie J. Jackson, 46, Batesville. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell

•Ryan Walsh, 19, The Retreat, Oxford. Charges: two counts of possession of a controlled substance

•Colton Craig Leopard, 22, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell

•Nicholas Meyer, 20, The Retreat, Oxford. Charges: possession of cocaine, THC wax and Xanax with intent to sell

•Tanner Halsey, no age or address available. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell

•Charles Brewer, no age or address available. Charge: possession of THC wax

•Michael Schouest, 20, Georgia. Charge: possession of cocaine with intent to sell

•Aaron McNeal, 23, 210 Noah Loop, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

•Isiah Pegues, age unavailable, 2000 Oxford Way No. 738, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

•Montez Jordan, 25, Tupelo. Charges: shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of marijuana with intent to sell

•Christopher Stewart Easton, 21, 2405 Anderson Road, Oxford. Charges: two counts of possession of Ecstasy

•Michael Graham Waters, age unavailable, 2306 Crane Drive, Oxford. Charges: sale of heroin and Ecstasy within 1,500 feet of a school

•Antwain Deshaun Smith, 22, 335 Country View Cove, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell

•Ross Adam Thornton, 29, Olive Branch. Charges: possession of hydrocodone and oxycodone

•Carl Justice, 30, 30 CR 395, Water Valley. Charges: fleeing law enforcement and attempted escape from custody

•Russel Knight, 41, 204 Windsor Ridge, Oxford. Charge: aggravated assault

•Bradley Hankins, 20, 900 Whirlpool Drive, Apt. 11204A, Oxford. Charge: grand theft.

•Andrew Goodwin, age unavailable, Abbeville. Charge: receiving stolen property

•Dustin Cody Hunter, age unavailable, 615 Market St., Water Valley. Charge: receiving stolen property

•Jerry Wayne Adams, 54, 26 CR 173, Oxford. Charge: hindering prosecution

•Jeffrey Wimberly, 41, 14 CR 115. Abbeville. Charge: sexual battery on a victim under 14

• Anthony Lofyton, 24, 1171 Highway 6 E., Oxford. Charge: attempted burglary of a dwelling

•Jonathan Fox, 21, Florida. Charge: secretly photographing a person

•Willie Shaw, no age or address available. Charge: two counts of burglary and one count of vehicle burglary

•Lorenzo Shaw, 19, 181 CR 343, Taylor. Charges: two counts of burglary and one count of vehicle burglary

•Jamaris Robertson, age and address unavailable. Charges: two counts of burglary and one count of vehicle burglary

•Andrew Goodwin, age unavailable, 45 CR 420, Oxford. Charge: credit card fraud

•Alexis Wright, 21, 48 CR 206, Abbeville. Charge: credit card fraud

•Larry Gaston, no age or address available. Charge: felony shoplifting

•Alvarez Freeman, no age or address available. Charge: felony shoplifting

•James McGee, no age or address available. Charge: felony shoplifting

•Ricky Patterson, 22, Corinth. Charge: felony shoplifting

•William Jurney, 30, Amory. Charge: felony shoplifting

•Ricky Mabry, 30, Goodman. Charge: aggravated assault

•Javan Campbell, 24, 37 CR 2107, Oxford. Charge: vehicle burglary

•Kimberly Barco, 22, 2925 S. Lamar Blvd., Oxford. Charge: burglary of a dwelling

•David Burke, 29, Thaxton. Charge: felon in possession of a firearm

•Daniel Bass, 25, 1756 Jefferson Ave., Apt. 110, Oxford. Charge: burglary of a dwelling

•Dominique Carothers, 24, Batesville. Charge: embezzlement

•Warren Harris, 26, Grenada. Charges: three counts of uttering forgery

•Shaquelle Tables, 23, 607 Taylor Bend, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

•Michael Aquilino, 22, Pontotoc. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell

•John Caldwell Hendershot, 19, Tennessee. Charge: trafficking marijuana