GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - New details have emerged after Wanya Toquest Atkinson made his initial appearance in court Friday in relation to the death of Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen.
According to Gulfport Police Detective Clayton Fulks and Investigator M. Y. Carbine, Wanya helped Darian get a change of clothing in an effort to avoid arrest. Wanya is also accused of withholding details as to the location of evidence related to the offense.
Aside from Darian and Wanya Atkinson, four other suspects have also been arrested in the investigation. Among them is Darian’s other brother, 21-year-old Davian Atkinson. Police said Davian helped Darian after the murder by giving him access to a cell phone and a vehicle to help evade police.
Andre Anderson Sullivan Jr., Joshua Michael Kovach and Dalentez Latavian Brice are also charged with accessory after the fact. Authorities say they provided clothing to Darian after the murder.
Darian Atkinson is not expected to go back before a judge until June 18 for his preliminary hearing. However, the other four suspects could have their preliminary hearings in the next few weeks.