Oxford police arrest man for illegal gun possession

Blake Marquis | Photo: Oxford PD

A shoplifting call in Oxford leads to a man being charged with the illegal possession of a gun.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2018 12:49 PM

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OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A shoplifting call in Oxford leads to a man being charged with the illegal possession of a gun. 

On March 6, Oxford police responded to Walgreens for a reported shoplifting. 

According to Oxford police, 37-year-old Blake Marquis of Oxford was with an unnamed woman who was later arrested for shoplifting from the store. 

During the investigation, a K9 search of the two's vehicle yielded the gun in Marquis' possession.  

Police say he had a prior felony arrest and conviction, which resulted in him being charged with the possession of a firearm by a felon. 

His bond was set at $5,000. 

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