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Ole Miss track and field athlete arrested for sexual battery

Officers with the Oxford Police Department responded to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi for a report of a sexual assault on Aug 4.

The victim identified Courtland Barnes, 21 of Oxford, as the aggressor. According to the Ole Miss athletics website, Barnes is a member of the men’s Track and Field team.

After an investigation, a warrant for sexual battery was issued for Barnes. Barnes turned himself in and was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center, where he was given a bond of $10,000 by a Justice Court Judge.