Mississippi murder suspect apprehended in Shoshoni

(Shoshoni, WY) –  On November 20th, 2021, at approximately 10:36 pm, Shoshoni Police Department Officers were dispatched to meet with a male subject who had been involved in a minor physical altercation. A male subject was observed walking in the 300 block of W. 2nd Street in Shoshoni, matching the description of the initial caller and was contacted.

While investigating the alleged assault, Shoshoni Police Chief Chris Konija was informed of a male subject from Mississippi who was residing at the Shoshoni Motel and allegedly wanted for murder in Mississippi. The name of the individual was not known.

Chief Konija requested assistance from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and a perimeter was created around the Shoshoni Motel while further investigation was conducted.


Information obtained during the initial investigation was used to discover a news article of a recent murder suspect from Columbus, Mississippi and the Columbus Police Department Facebook Page which provided a name and photograph of the suspect; which was confirmed by various witnesses to be the subject residing in the Shoshoni Motel.

While attempting to contact the suspect, a male subject was observed running south from the back of the Shoshoni Motel. Following a short foot pursuit, a male subject was detained. The subject was later confirmed to be Kingduron Pyle of Columbus, Mississippi.

Following confirmation of a warrant for murder, Kingduron Pyle was transported to the Fremont County Detention Center without incident.

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