Hinds County D.A. Robert Smith facing domestic violence, robbery charges

Robert Shuler Smith (Photo: Rankin County Jail)

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is facing four new charges.

According to the Attorney General Jim Hood’s Office, Smith is charged and indicted on two counts of misdemeanor simple domestic violence, felony aggravated stalking and felony robbery.

Christie Edwards reported the alleged assault to the FBI, authorities said. The FBI turned the case over to the AG’s office for prosecution. Officials said Edwards formally had a relationship with Smith.

The indictment, which was filed May 25, states Edwards claimed Smith put her in fear of harm by pointing a firearm at her and making threatening comments. She also claimed he threw her against a counter, according to the AG’s office.

Smith turned himself in to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance with a signature bond.

Officials said Smith waived arraignment. A trial date has been set for October 23.

 

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