A Delta man is now in custody charged with first-degree assault after he attempted to run down an Oxford police officer Friday.
According to Chief Bill Partridge the officer responded to a burglary-in-progress call at a storage facility in Oxford late Friday night. According to the chief, the officer confronted a man who was putting items into his vehicle. The chief said the suspect jumped into the vehicle and attempted to run the officer down while fleeing the scene.
Partridge said the suspect struck the police cruiser, and the officer fired into the suspect’s vehicle.
Early Saturday morning, Oxford police announced on social media that they were looking for 30-year-old William Scott Sprayberry.
Partridge said Oxford police found Sprayberry in the Wellborn community. The chief declined to say exactly how investigators found Sprayberry, other than to say, “It was good old-fashioned police work.”
Partridge said Oxford police also expect to file multiple burglary charges against Sprayberry.