*UPDATE: Abbeville man charged after being found with gun on NMRC campus

Published 12:15 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Oxford Police Department responded to the North Mississippi Regional Center this morning in response to a visitor on campus who displayed a gun, according to the NMRC.

At approximately 9:50 a.m., OPD officers responded to NMRC for a report of a subject with a gun. When officers arrived, they found Tashan Keller, 24, of Abbeville walking around one of the buildings on campus. After speaking with Keller, officers discovered he had a concealed handgun tucked inside his waistband.

Keller is a convicted felon from a previous drug sale charge. He was placed into custody and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.

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No reason for why Keller was on the NMRC campus has been released at this time.

No shots were fired and no one was injured, according to OPD.

“NMRC maintains a policy regarding campus lockdowns, and that policy was followed to ensure the safety of those on the campus,” said B.J. Davis, director of public information and volunteers.

This is a developing story. Check www.oxfordeagle.com for updates.