Grand jury will determine indictment on Walmart stabbing

Published 7:00 am Thursday, December 5, 2019

A grand jury will decide if anyone should be charged in the altercation that ended with one man being stabbed outside of the Picayune Walmart on Saturday Nov. 23.

“Based on the information we have, we decided it would be better to let a grand jury decide if either victims and or suspects should be charged in that case,” Assistant Chief Dustin Moeller said.

According to previous coverage, at approximately 5 p.m. that day a 43-year-old black man was stabbed by a 33-year-old white man outside of the Walmart entrance.

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The man who was stabbed was transported by AAA Ambulance to Highland Community Hospital, then airlifted by helicopter to Forrest General in Hattiesburg, according to previous coverage.

The case has been turned over to a grand jury and the grand jury will decide whether or not to indict one or both individuals involved, said Moeller.

Alleged videos of the incident shared on social media sites showed a white man, who is in a wheel chair, and a black man engaged in a physical altercation. However the video only shows a portion of the incident and does not identify who or what started the altercation. The video is apparently no longer available on social media sites.