JACKSON, Miss.- Tuesday charges against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith were dropped, however on Wednesday he was put behind bars in the Raymond Detention Center.
He has made bond and been released. There is no information regarding what new charges put him in the detention center.
Previously, he was charged with violating state law by advising, counseling, consulting, or defending alleged criminals. However, he was never indicted when the case should have been brought to a grand jury.
Attorney General Jim Hood has dropped the charges, and that movement was approved by Judge James Bell, but that does not mean the fight is over.
Officials believe they will see more charges brought against Smith in the coming weeks, but the original charges had to be dismissed in order to fully pursue similar ones.
The charges brought against him could remove him from the office he holds and forbid him from running again.