Oxford schools on lockdown after suspects run from police | Crime
Two Oxford schools were on lockdown for several hours Wednesday afternoon after a search for a suspect came right down one of the school's hallways.
Oxford police released the following information:
At 12:35 p.m. on March 23, 2011 an OPD Officer initiated a traffic stop on a 1991 Chevy truck coming onto the Square in downtown Oxford. This vehicle failed to stop for the officer and fled eastbound on East Jackson Ave. The driver attempted to elude the officer by driving off road behind the Jackson Square Condo’s on Chestnut St. off of East Jackson when it collided with several trees.
The suspects fled on foot after wrecking the truck. The pursuing officer was able to take one of the suspects into custody; however the other suspect remains at large. The suspect is described as a white male, medium build, wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans.
It was confirmed that the truck was stolen out of Memphis. The truck also contains stolen property from at least one burglary in Oxford today.
The two schools in the neighborhood, Oxford High School and Bramlett Elementary, were placed into “lockdown” by school administrators for safety precautions.
It was confirmed that one of the suspects ran through the high school while being pursued by police. (He) ran through one door and out another.
The case remains under investigation and names, etc., will be released as soon as the suspect is charged.