On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, a plain clothes deputy with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop, on subject driving a Gold Wing motorcycle, for a traffic violation inside the city limits of Oxford. During the stop, the deputy was joined by a backup officer with Oxford Police Department.
The suspect was identified as Jerami Tubbs, who was known from previous interactions with the deputy to be a convicted felon and carry weapons. Based on that information and for everyone’s safety, Tubbs was told that he would be patted down before continuing.
The suspect refused becoming argumentative and acting very out of character from past experiences. He then pushed the deputy and attempted to run.
The deputy grabbed the suspect, who was still wearing his protective helmet, and they both fell to the ground.
During a brief struggle, a concealed firearm fell from Tubbs waist onto the ground beside them. The brief struggle, between the deputy and Tubbs, continued until the officers were able to gain control and place him in handcuffs.
A search of Tubbs motorcycle revealed what is believed to be a large quantity of methamphetamine.
Jerami Tubbs has been charged with speeding, no turn signal, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possession of a schedule II (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.
Tubbs bond has been revoked by the court for previously being out on bond for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and for possession of a controlled substance.
We are thankful the officers nor Tubbs were injured during the arrest.