First appearance "Ebb Tide" (episode 2.01)
Last appearance "Homecoming" (episode 3.06)
Reason/Cause Murdered by Stanfield Organization
Occupation. Enfocer/Former Prisoner
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 50s (deceased)
Date of Conviction Sometime before 2003 (Paroled in 2003)
Date of Death October 31st 2004
Affiliations Barksdale Organization
Spouse None
Children None
Relatives None
Kill Count None
Episode Count Six
Portrayed by Addison Switzer

Country was a Barksdale soldier featured in The Wire, portrayed by Addison Switzer.


Country was a Barksdale soldier who returned to work for the organization as soon as he was released from prison, despite being on parole.

Season TwoEdit

His first task is to trail Bodie and Shamrock to Philadelphia, to make sure they follow Stringer Bell's orders. He also works with Shamrock to set up crooked prison guard Dwight Tilghman so that Avon Barksdale could inform on Tilghman to reduce his prison sentence.

Season ThreeEdit

During a later turf war between Barksdale and Marlo Stanfield, Country is one of Slim Charles' few voices of experience in a team of young soldiers, until he is killed in an attempted drive-by on one of Marlo Stanfield's corners. The driver, Chipper, refuses to follow Slim's orders to wait for a signal before making a move.

Barksdale Organization

Avon Barksdale - Stringer Bell - D'Angelo Barksdale - Wee-Bey Brice - Slim Charles - Shaun MacGinty - Stinkum - Cutty Wise - Bodie Broadus - Poot Carr - Wallace - Bird Hilton - Sapper - Gerard - Country - Tank - Perry - Rico