On April 27, 2017, officers with the Oxford Police Department responded to the University Inn for a reported kidnapping.
The victim was able to text a friend her location and a vehicle description of the car she was in. Upon officers arrival they observed a vehicle matching the description in front of a room at the Inn. Officers spoke with the occupants of the vehicle, Mario Collins, 36, and Paulette Clayton, 25, both from Tucker, Georgia. While speaking with the occupants, officers asked Collins to step out, as he did a handgun fell from his pants. Both Collins and Clayton were detained at that time.
The victim was then located inside a room at the University Inn and advised responding officers that she had been held at gun point. The victim also advised that she had been brought to Oxford, from Georgia, for prostitution purposes.
Upon initial investigation it was determined that due to offenses crossing state lines the FBI was contacted. A search of the vehicle was conducted where narcotics (Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana and Xanax) were found and it was determined that Collins was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The firearm was seized along with the narcotics.
Both Collins and Clayton were booked at the Lafayette County Detention Center for promoting prostitution. Collins bond was set at $250,000 but was revoked due to being out on felony bond in Georgia. Clayton’s bond was set at $200,000.
The FBI are investigating the kidnapping, human trafficking, weapons and drug charges.
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