OXFORD • A Lafayette County man has been arrested and charged with calling in a bomb threat Sunday afternoon.

Jordan Montrey Williams, 26, of Oxford, was arrested and will be formally charged, Monday, after allegedly calling in a false bomb threat to Walmart in Oxford.

According to the Oxford Police Department, Walmart management called Lafayette County 911 around 4 p.m. on Jan. 31 saying there was a person in the store telling customers he planted a bomb and that they needed to leave before it went off.

When police arrived, store officials pointed out the Williams, who was trying to leave. Williams was detained without further incident. Police quickly evacuated the store and set up a perimeter until additional resources could arrive. Three bomb dogs from other agencies were called to the scene to assist OPD in searching the store.

At 7:47 p.m., nearly four hours after the initial call, investigators gave the all-clear.

Police Chief Jeff McCutchen thanked the Oxford Fire Department, the Ole Miss Police Department, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Panola County Sheriff’s Department, and all the Walmart employees for their assistance.

This investigation is still ongoing and if anyone has any information please call the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400.

william.moore@journalinc.com

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