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.