Two Oxford residents charged with robbery

Published 7:45 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2017

An Oxford man and woman were arrested Monday for allegedly robbing a local tobacco store.

According to the Oxford Police Department, officers responded to the Oxford Discount Tobacco on North Lamar Boulevard Monday for a report of a robbery. After viewing surveillance cameras from the store, officers identified Crystal Townsend, 28, and Cedric Williams, 33, both of Oxford as the suspected robbers.

OPD officers, along with deputies from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to Brittany Woods apartments after receiving information that the two suspects were at the apartments.

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Townsend and Williams were taken into custody and taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center. Williams was charged with robbery and possession of cocaine and was booked on a $100,000 bond; however, a hold was placed on him from the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Townsend was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and was booked on a $60,000 bond.