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OPD Officer Being Held in Jail Possibly Connected with Oxford Murder

Matthew Kinne, an OPD officer, is being held at the Panola County jail. Mug shot via MobilePatrol app.

An Oxford police officer is being held at the Panola County Jail, as confirmed by a source at the jail Tuesday morning, in possible connection to the death of an Oxford woman Sunday.

Matthew Kinne, 38, is being held at the jail; however, no charges were listed as of this morning. The jail said there is a “hold” on Kinne.

Kinne is an officer and a member of the Oxford Mounted Patrol Unit that patrols downtown on horseback on weekends and during events. 

He received the Mounted Officer of the Year Award from OPD earlier this year. 

Sources say Kinne has been arrested in the death of Dominique “Lucy” Lashelle Clayton, 32, a mother of four, who was found dead after Oxford Police officers discovered her body inside her Brittany Woods Subdivision home at about 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dominque Clayton was found dead in her Brittany Woods home Sunday. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.
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At 10:30 p.m. Monday, OPD released a statement that there has been an arrest in the case but did not release the name of the suspect.

Friends and family of Clayton said Kinne was often at Clayton’s house; however, the exact relationship between the two at the time of her death is unknown at this time.

A press conference has been scheduled for noon today by OPD.

OPD told the media all inquiries should be directed to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations because they were investigating the case. 

In a statement Monday afternoon, MBI said that all investigative findings will be shared with the District’s Attorney’s Office “throughout the process for consideration and review” and will be refraining from further comment to “protect the integrity of the investigation.”

This is a developing story. Check with Hottytoddy.com for updates.

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