Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Wagener Road Death Investigation Update

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Aiken, SC (October 14, 2021, 2:45 pm) – On October 2, 2021, the investigation in to the shooting death of 38-year-old Clifton Tyler has led investigators to identifying an alleged suspect.  Robert Gene Payne II (29 yo) is wanted for Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.  Payne was last seen driving away in a dark in color SUV from 3123 Wagener Road where deputies found Mr. Tyler deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  Payne should be considered as armed and dangerous.  Around 10:00 am today, investigators arrested, Taveisha Danike Porter (28 yo) for Accessory after the Fact to Murder in relation to this investigation.

Community assistance is important with any investigation.  We ask that if anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Payne, we encourage them to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811.  You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers.  Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any crime.


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