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Hub City man pleads guilty to aggravated assault of HPD officer

Eric Payton Eric Payton
Eric Payton Eric Payton
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg man pleaded guilty to aggravated assault of a police officer today in Forrest County Circuit Court.

Eric Payton, 35, pleaded guilty before Judge Bob Helfrich for the August 2014 crime involving the assault of a Hattiesburg police officer.

Payton was sentenced to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with three to serve, 17 years suspended and five years post release supervision.

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