Union, Lafayette officers charge Holly Springs man with series of burglaries and sexual assaults in two counties

Fiddis mug shot and sketch based on victim identification
September 18th, 2020     Featured General News

The Union County Sheriff’s Department and Oxford Police Department are charging a Holly Springs man with a series of burglaries, home invasion and sexual assault in the two counties.

Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said they hope that releasing this may cause more people to come forward with information about other cases that may be related.

 

Statement from the Union County Sheriff’s Department:

Wayne Anthony “Kysten” Fiddis was arrested on September 8th, 2020 by Union County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, along with the assistance of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Fiddis has been charged with two counts of Burglary of a Dwelling, two counts of Attempted Burglary of a Dwelling, and one count of Sexual Battery by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.  After a lengthy investigation into a home being burglarized multiple times in Union County from May through September, 2020, Mr. Fiddis was identified as a suspect in those crimes. Upon working with detectives from Oxford Police Department it was determined that Mr. Fiddis was also a suspect in multiple crimes in their jurisdiction. We would like to thank the Oxford Police Department and Marshall County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this case. Anyone that has additional information related to Mr. Fiddis in Lafayette County, please contact the Oxford Police Department and ask for Detective Ryan Baker or Corporal Mark Hodges. Anyone with information in Union County, can contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak with an investigator.

 

Statement from the Oxford Police Department:

The Oxford Police Department would like to announce that we have made an arrest in the sexual assault which occurred in 2100 block of Old Taylor Road on July 25, 2020. The collection of forensic evidence at that crime scene also linked the unknown offender at the time to an additional crime which occurred on July 20, 2020, in the 200 block of Town Center Drive. The female victim in this case scared off the suspect, who was inside her home then called for help. Once a DNA profile linked both crimes to the same male, investigators began reaching out to outside agencies for similar crimes. On September 09, 2020, investigators from the Union County Sheriff’s Department contacted the Oxford Police Department regarding a male identified as Wayne Anthony Fiddis (age 21 from Marshall County). Mr. Fiddis was in custody for a separate crime in their jurisdiction but because of similarities to the crimes in Oxford, they wanted to pass along the information. Investigators with Oxford got DNA from Mr. Fiddis and sent it to the state crime lab for comparison. Once the results came back, investigators charged Mr. Fiddis with 2 counts of Burglary-Home Invasion and 1 count of Rape. Mr. Fiddis is being held in the Union County Jail with no bond. We would like to thank the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, and Mississippi Forensics Laboratory for all of their efforts to help identify this individual and bring some closure to the victims.

If you have further information on this individual

Anyone that has additional information related to Mr. Fiddis in Lafayette County, please contact the Oxford Police Department and ask for Detective Ryan Baker or Corporal Mark Hodges. Anyone with information in Union County, can contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak with an investigator.

 

Bond for Fiddis in Union County is $200,000 – $50,000 each for two of the burglaries, $25,000 each for two other burglaries and $50,000 for sexual battery.

Bond in Oxford was not included in the information.

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