October 19, 2021

Oxford man arrested in generator theft earlier this month

Therese Apel

Police have a man in custody in the October 9 burglary of a storage building in Oxford.

That day, Oxford Police were called about several items being stolen from a storage unit at Jeff Davis Storage Units. The owner said he had two generators stolen.

The following Monday, OPD received a tip about someone attempting to sell the generators on social media. Investigators were able to locate the stolen generators in Pontotoc County. They were recovered and a warrant was issued for tMatthew Crump, 25, of Oxford.

The Oxford Police Department, along with assistance from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, was able to locate Crump on October 12th and take him into custody. Crump has been charged with burglary of a commercial building.

Crump’s bond was revoked per the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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