November 28, 2023

Oxford man arrested, charged with murder in death of 21-year-old woman

Therese Apel

Kylan Phillips

On Thursday, the Lafayette County Sheriff Department received a 911 call about a unresponsive female involved in an domestic assault in the area of County Road 181.

Upon arriving at the scene, Lafayette County deputies found Kylan Phillips, 24, of Oxford, inside the residence refusing to come outside. The deputies talked Mr. Phillips out of the house.

After securing the scene, deputies and Paramedics checked on the deceased victim and found she had succumbed to the injuries from the assault. The victim was later identified as Baily Reed, 21.

Phillips was later arrested and booked in at the Lafayette County Sheriff Department and placed on a hold for the Lafayette County Sheriff Department Criminal Investigative Division.

On November 27th, Phillips was formally charged with murder. Lafayette County Justice Court issued Mr. Phillips a $2 million bond. Phillips is currently being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center and also has a hold placed on him by Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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