OPD arrest man for allegedly shooting at family on New Year’s Eve
Published 9:29 am Friday, January 4, 2019
Oxford police have arrested an Oxford man after he allegedly shot at his family members on New Year’s Eve.
According to a press release from OPD, Gerald Smith, 64, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly firing the shots.
Police responded to a residence on North 6th Street at approximately 8 p.m. after receiving a call of a subject who was shooting at family members.
When police arrived, they recovered a firearm and found spent bullet shell casings at the scene.
Smith was arrested and transporter to the Lafayette County Detention Center, where a Justice Court Judge set his bond at $15,000.
According to The EAGLE’s archives, the alleged aggravated assault was also the sixth and final shooting in 2018 and the first since April of 2018.