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INCIDENT / ARREST REPORT

Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department
711 Jackson Avenue E
Oxford, MS 38655

 _X_ INCIDENT
     ___ Juvenile
     ___ Senior Citizen
     ___ Gang

 ___ ARREST
     ___ Child Abuse
     ___ Domestic
     ___ Involved Alcohol
 CASE NUMBER:
  000121-09A-2014
Date Reported:
  1-09-2014
 Time Reported:
  4:21 PM
 OFFENSE:
  TBD
 STATUTE:
  
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 OFFENSE:
  
 STATUTE:
  
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 OFFENSE:
 
 STATUTE:
 
  ___ Committed
  ___ Attempted
 Location of Offense(Exact address, include Room/ Apt. No.)
  Toby Tubby Creek between McLarty Road and South 18th Street, Oxford, Mississippi
 Date of Offense:
  TBD
 Time of Offense:
  TBD
 Location of Arrest (Exact address, include Room/Apt. No.)
  N/A
 Date of Arrest:
  N/A
 Time of Arrest:
  N/A
 Reporting Officer:
  Det. Sam Murphy
 Unit Number:
  633
 Assisting Officer:
  Det. Ted Armstrong
 Unit Number:
  615

 

PERSON 1
 Type:
 Witness
 Category:
 Adult
 Foul Play Suspected
 unknown
 Name:
 Josh Tatum
 Alias/Street Name/ Nickname
 Tip
 Vic/Offender Relationship
 unknown
 Race
 White
 Height
 5' 10"
 Weight
 165 lbs.
 Hair
 Brown
 Eyes
 Brown
 Sex
  M
 Hat
 N/A
 Jacket/Coat
 Gray
 Shirt
 White
 Pants
 Black
 Skirt/Dress
  N/A
 Age
     30
 DOB
 8-15-83
 Soc. Security #
 XXX-XX-XXXX
 Scars/Marks/Tattoos
 none visible
 Injury Extent
 None visible
 Injury Description
 N/A
 Address
 923 Ross Avenue, Oxford, MS
 Res Phone 380-XXXX
 Bus Phone 234-XXXX
 Occupation
 Clerk
 Employer/School
 Big Star grocery store
 Employer Address
 1936 University Avenue, Oxford, MS

 

 REPORTING OFFICER'S NARRATIVE(Brief narrative of the facts surrounding the offense and the arrest.)

At 4:21 p.m., Dispatch received a 911 call reporting the discovery of a bloody knife near Toby Tubby Creek between McLarty Road and South 18th Street. The caller identified himself as Josh Tatum (Person 1). Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Unit 222 (Officer S. Vittel) was dispatched and arrived at the scene at 4:29 p.m. After confirming the presence of a knife with possible bloodstains and given the location of the discovery, R/O secured the scene and contacted Dispatch to request detectives be dispatched to that location.

Reporting Investigators (R/Is) Detectives T. Armstrong and S. Murphy were notified and proceeded directly to the scene. At R/Is' request, a CSU officer was also notified to respond to the scene.

Knife found near Toby Tubby Creek

R/Is arrived at the scene at 4:48 p.m. Upon arrival, R/Is found that R/O had secured the area. Environmental conditions at the scene upon arrival are as follows: Weather: Cloudy with a light misty rain; Exterior Ambient Temperature: 41°F / 5°C, Relative Humidity: 70%.

R/O Vittel made the following verbal report, which is stated in summary and not verbatim.

R/O was met at the intersection of S. 18th Street and Ross Avenue by Tatum, who led R/O to the location near Toby Tubby Creek where Tatum saw the knife.

R/O indicated that he recognized the possible relevance of the evidence to the Maxwell investigation, so R/O secured the area and requested Dispatch to notify detectives to respond to R/O's location.

R/O had Tatum wait in the back of R/O's vehicle pending R/Is' arrival.

After receiving the report from R/O Vittel, R/Is conducted a preliminary inspection of the scene located .25 miles south-southwest of the Big Star, .2 miles south of University Avenue, .08 miles west of McLarty Road, and .08 miles east of South 18th Street.

R/Is observed an open, stained folding knife and dark, stained, crumpled fabric in a brushy area of grass. Latter item was later identified as a jacket consistent with the description of the one Cameron Maxwell was last seen wearing.

CSU arrived at the scene at approximately 5:00 p.m. Forensics officer T.R. Douglas conducted preliminary field tests on both items and found both were positive for the presence of human blood.

A search of the surrounding area found no other potential evidence.

Evidence remanded into the custody of Officer Douglas for transport to the State Crime Lab for routine analysis. CSU is expected to submit a report of their findings as soon as possible.

 

 DEFENDANT'S VERSION/REMARKS(What did the defendant say?)

N/A

 

 REPORTING OFFICER  Sam Murphy  DATE REPORTED  1-9-2014
 REPORTING OFFICER  //Sam Murphy
 Signature
 633
 Unit Number
 1-9-2014
 Date
 ASSISTING OFFICER  //Ted Armstrong
 Signature
 615
 Unit Number
 1-9-2014
 Date

 

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I'm getting a feeling its a mugging gone bad...

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same route the dark car passed , looks like a struggle in which the knife fall from the attacker possession or an unconfident panicked attacker which after the act decided to get rid of the knife.

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This is the route that William Kapaneko saw a young male running.

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Before this, I wasn't entirely convinced that there had been foul play. But this practically confirms it for me. Too bad the knife isn't relatively new and of a distinct make/model, because then the investigators could do a search on any person...

Before this, I wasn't entirely convinced that there had been foul play. But this practically confirms it for me. Too bad the knife isn't relatively new and of a distinct make/model, because then the investigators could do a search on any person who had recently bought any such item. Then that search could be matched with whatever results were gathered on the search of the car.

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