UPDATE: Police arrest final shooting suspect

Christopher Perkins

UPDATE: Christopher Perkins was booked into the Forrest County Jail Friday afternoon. He has pending charges for aggravated assault and shooting into a dwelling



UPDATE: Demario Ben and Wiley Payton have been taken in to custody. Ben was arrested Thursday evening. Payton was arrested Friday morning. Both men have pending aggravated assault and shooting into a dwelling charges. Payton has also been charged with possession of crack cocaine. Police are still searching for Christopher Perkins.


HATTIESBURG, MS (WHLT) – The Hattiesburg Police Department has identified three suspects in an August shooting.

Police are looking for Demario “D Fresh” Ben, Wiley “Looney” Payton, and Christopher “Bout It or Body” Perkins.

These men are considered to be armed a dangerous. Police say use caution if in contact.

The shooting happened in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Avenue on August 17, 2015.

Police say multiple shots were fired, but no one was injured.

They believe Ben, Payton and Perkins are responsible.

Anyone with information is asked call the Hattiesburg Police Department at 601.582.STOP.

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