Friday, March 31, 2023

Thaxton Man Charged with Having a Gun While Being a Felon

A domestic disturbance led to the arrest of a local man.

Scottie Smithey

On June 2, the Oxford Police Department responded to the 1900 block of University Avenue for a domestic disturbance.

Officers arrived and began speaking with the reporting party.

Information was gathered which led to officers being able to make a traffic stop on the potential suspect.

During this time, officers located a firearm and ammunition inside the vehicle of Scottie Smithey, 50, of Thaxton.

Smithey was found to be a convicted felon and taken into custody for possession of a weapon by a felon.

Smithey was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge and issued a $20,000 bond.

Staff report