Hub City man pleads guilty to aggravated assault of HPD officer

Hub City man pleads guilty to aggravated assault of HPD officer
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.