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.
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.