Oxford man charged with vehicle burglaries

Published 12:16 pm Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Oxford Police Department arrested an Oxford man Sunday for allegedly breaking into several vehicles.

According to reports, officers responded to the area of Church Street after receiving a tip that there had just been a vehicle burglary. The officers identified Allen Mathis, 21, who ran away from the area on foot. Officers were able to detain Mathis who allegedly admitted to officers he had broken into a vehicle along with another vehicle earlier in the day.

Along with the two burglaries Mathis allegedly admitted to, he was also charged with two additional counts of vehicle burglary for two burglaries that occurred in the same area that day. He was charged with a total of four counts of vehicle burglary.

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He was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he was given a $20,000 bond; however, it was revoked since Mathis was already out on bond for a separate felony charge.