OXFORD – A woman charged with killing her husband and four men charged with the robbery killing of an Oxford man in his home were among those indicted recently by Lafayette County grand jurors.
Lou Ann White, age and address unavailable, was indicted on a count of simple murder in the April 4 death of her husband, Henry White.
Willie Anthony Cannon, Justin Eugene Montez, Adam Cory Ferguson and Douglas Wayne Jones, ages and addresses unavailable, were indicted for burglary and capital murder in the April 1 killing of Derald Gaines “Pete” Connell.
In the same case, Kasie Lynn Jones, 20, was indicted as an accessory after the fact.
One trio of drug defendants was indicted together. LaCinda Patton, 38, of Waterford and Derek Redmond, 24, of Oxford, each was charged with 65 counts of prescription fraud, while Tammy Russell, 32, of Coldwater, was indicted on 26 counts of the same charge.
Another trio was indicted together as a suspected burglary ring. Dedtrick Clayton, 27, and Christopher Malone, 22, both of Oxford, and Christopher Kirkwood, age and address unavailable, each was indicted on 12 counts of burglary of a dwelling.
Leshaun Danielle Carothers, 30, and Anthony Carothers, 25, both of Taylor, were indicted with aggravated assault related to the shooting of Eddie Booker.
Four people were indicted, each separately, on charges of embezzlement from Belk department store between February and April of this year. Malise Reynolds, 39, of Oxford was accused of taking $1,270.74; Candice Mathis, 28, of Oxford was indicted in the theft of $3,611.13; Margaret Boga, 45, was handed an indictment for the embezzlement of $13,363.83; and Telisha Pegues, 27, of Oxford was indicted on a similar charge regarding $1,069.21.
About 60 people were indicted, with charges as varied as the possession, distribution or manufacture of drugs and property crimes such as burglary, grand larceny and receiving stolen property.
Several men also face possible trials for sexual battery, exploitation of a child, enticement of a child and touching a child for lustful purposes.
Lafayette County’s next Circuit Court session begins Tuesday.
Contact Errol Castens at (662) 281-1069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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