A suspect involved in the October 11, 2017 Forrest County, Mississippi police encounter has been identified as Wiley Payton.
On October 12, 2017, Mississippi Daily News obtained reports from the arresting agency that Wiley Payton had been charged. Records indicate that Payton was arrested following the encounter and charged on multiple counts.
The official report details Mr. Payton as a black man, 5' 8" tall, 165 lbs, 35 years old, brown colored eyes, and black hair. According to information collected by Mississippi Daily News, Wiley Payton appears to have been arrested 4 other times, dating back to September 2015.
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