Thursday, September 23, 2021

Two Charged With Manslaughter-Culpable Negligence

Cecily Chase Caldwell Justin Gregory Elkins

An Oxford man and woman were arrested Tuesday and charged with manslaughter. Few details are being released by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.

According to a statement, investigators with the sheriff’s department arrested Cecily Chase Caldwell, 27, and Justin Gregory Elkins, 33, and charged them with manslaughter-culpable negligence.

The two are currently being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center on $100,000 bonds.

The sheriff’s department stated that, due to the ongoing investigation, no other information is being released at this time.

Culpable negligence is defined by state law as a reckless action, or inaction, that unintentionally causes the death of another person. 

This is a developing story. Hotty Toddy News will post updates as they become available.


Staff report

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