The Oxford Police Department took to social media Friday night after receiving reports that a local towing company was receiving threats.
The threats and harassment are coming in response to Bandit Towing having towed Jimmie “Jay” Lee’s car last week.
Lee is a 20-year-old black male, with black and blonde hair and brown eyes. Lee was last seen driving his 2014 black Ford Fusion leaving the Campus Walk Apartments around 6 a.m. wearing a silver robe or housecoat, a gold sleeping cap and gray slippers. He has not been heard from since.
His car was later found towed by Bandit Towing from the Molly Barr Trails apartment complex. It has since been taken to the Mississippi State Crime Lab to be processed. The investigation continues.
“We want the public to know that Bandit Towing and its employees have been helpful and accommodating of the investigation into Lee,” OPD wrote in a release on Facebook. “The staff at Bandit Towing has assisted us with every request that we have given them.”
Police also admonished the public that the abusive behavior is a detriment to the investigation.
“This behavior and activity takes resources and time away from the main priority of finding Jimmie Lee,” the release said.