JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Charges pending against one of the assistant district attorney’s in Hinds County have been dropped.
Jamie McBride was indicted in September by a grand jury on two felony counts of conspiracy to hinder prosecution.
Monday, the Attorney General’s Office asked the judge to dismiss the charges against McBride. He was accused of conspiring with District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, former Assistant District Attorney Ivon Johnson and others to hinder prosecution of criminal defendant Christopher Butler in for different cases.
The judge granted the request to dismiss the charges.
Smith is accused of conspiring to hinder the drug dealing prosecution of Christopher Butler. He said in a March court hearing that he could prove a video that supposedly proved drugs were found at Butler’s house had been tampered with. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics denies that claim.
The indictment charges two felony counts of hindering prosecution against Smith. He was also indicted on a misdemeanor count for meeting with Butler in jail and advising his attorney, mirroring an earlier misdemeanor charge.
Any conviction would remove Smith as district attorney.