March 9, 2022

Memphis duo arrested, charged with Oxford armed robbery

Mary Apel

On February 14th, 2022, at approximately 6:29 AM the Oxford Police Department responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Oxford Way for a reported armed robbery in progress.

Once officers arrived, they were able to locate the victim who stated that the assailants had already left the scene. The victim gave information about what was stolen and who the assailants were to the responding officers.

Officers were able to quickly get warrants drawn up for Deasia Birdsong, 21, and Jasper Dewarraen Jenkins, 23, both of Memphis. Birdsong and Jenkins were located and arrested in Memphis on February 25th by Oxford Police and US Marshals.

Birdsong and Jenkins were transported back to Oxford to go before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge for their initial bond hearing.

Jenkins was charged with House Burglary, Conspiracy, Armed Robbery, and Possession of Firearm by a Felon and issued a $125,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge. Birdsong was charged with Conspiracy and Armed Robbery and issued a $75,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.

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