Man charged in shooting behind a business

Published 3:37 pm Monday, July 20, 2020

The Oxford Police Department received information about a shooting behind a business in the 200 block  of Highway 314 on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 9:42 p.m.

While en route, officers received additional information about a female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics treated the female then airlifted her to a nearby hospital. The victim was later determined to be in a stable condition.

The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Derek Jones from West Memphis, Arkansas. Officers stopped Jones from fleeing the scene directly after the shooting took place. He was taken into custody without incident.

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Jones will remain in custody at the Lafayette County Detention Center until his initial appearance before a judge for two charges of Aggravated Assault and one charge of Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault.