HINDS COUNTY, Miss.- Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith appeared in court Monday to face several charges for hindering prosecution and breaking Mississippi codes. His assistant DA, Jamie McBride, will not face similar charges.
Asst. DA McBride was originally charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to hinder prosecution along with Smith, but after the Attorney General requested that those charges be dropped, a judge granted that request.
He was accused of conspiracy to hinder the prosecution of criminal defendant Christopher Butler, who was being charged in four different Hinds County Circuit Court cases, with Smith and former assistant DA Ivon Johnson back in September.
So far, there is no report of the outcome of Smith’s day in court. News Mississippi will provide details as they unfold.