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OPD still searching for car thief

At approximately 6:43 a.m. Monday the Oxford Police Department received a 911 call from a person at the Circle K on Thacker Road who reported that his black 2017 Toyota Corolla had just been stolen while he was inside the store. He told officers that the car drove west on Highway 6 towards Batesville.

Officers eventually intercepted the vehicle near the Lafayette County line and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect did not stop and fled at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued the vehicle into Panola County where it was eventually called off by the patrol supervisor on duty. The surrounding agencies were notified of the vehicle description.

The case is currently under investigation and the car has not yet been recovered as of this morning. Anyone with information should call OPD at 662-232-2400 or Crimestoppers at 662-234-8477.