Oxford man charged with arson

Published 10:41 am Monday, March 4, 2024

An Oxford man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly setting a vehicle on fire.

According to the Oxford Police Department, officers responded Saturday to the Super 8 Motel for a vehicle fire.

The suspect, Jose Cuellzar, 38, of Oxford, was on the scene and officers quickly took him into custody.

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The Oxford Fire Department responded to the scene and put out the fire.

Cuellzar was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center and charged with arson. He was given a bond of $5,000 by the Municipal Court Judge.