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Alyssa Schnugg writes “A Father’s Lament”

Alyssa Shnugg at the Oxford Eagle has written a really remarkable story, the most humane (and thorough) about the tragedy that befell the Autry family last Friday in the hostage standoff in Oxford.  Also, letting everyone tell their parts in it– a police officer who had dealt with Bilethon Autry, the chancery clerk, etc.– […]

A couple of more stories about the Oxford Hostage situation

The Daily Journal has an article about last Friday’s hostage situation in Oxford, that focuses on the neighbor’s reaction and some mention of what’s next in the criminal charges.  The article notes that the brother who was killed was from Beloit, Wisconsin, and was visiting his family in Oxford.

Phyllis Niedfeldt, who lives across […]

Oxford hostage standoff: Clarion Ledger front page story

Paul Quinn’s story on the hostage stand off dominates the front page of the paper Clarion Ledger this morning, and has some additional details.

Good story about the Oxford Hostage situation from Memphis Fox affiliate

WREG 3 in Memphis with film of hostage situation

A neighbor got film of the hostage situation, and it will be on WREG tonight at 10.

OPD chief talks about the handling of the hostage situation

He sent in a team from OPD and the sheriff’s dept, dealing with an armed hostage taker and no one– not even the hostage taker– was hurt.  They did a great job.

From the Daily Journal Mississippian

Paul Quinn follow up on the Oxford hostage situation

The picture above is from the Clarion Ledger, by Ryan Moore. Paul Quinn writes at the Clarion Ledger:

Police Chief Mike Martin said SWAT officers arrested Bilethon Autry, 24,without incident around 4 p.m. They found 50-year-old Charlie Ray Hodges apparently killed before officers entered the home.

The house is the home of Billy […]

More Oxford Hostage details

Paul Quinn’s story about the end of the hostage situation was in the previous post.  Here’s some details from channel 30 in Memphis

Oxford, Mississippi Mayor George Patterson says it started around 1:30 p.m., at a home in the Grand Oaks subdivision, Friday, September 25, 2009. Patterson described the situation as a “mentally deranged […]