New Felony Charge Added Against ‘Constitutional Clayton’ Kelly

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mississippi political blogger “Constitutional Clayton” Kelly is now facing an additional felony charge for photographing the wife of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) without her consent.

The new charge on Kelly was added on Wednesday, Madison District Attorney Michael Guest said, according to the Clarion-Ledger.

“It is a felony offense that carries a five year sentence, ” Guest said, according to the Mississippi newspaper. “It deals with photographing or filming someone, without their permission, in a place where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Kelly also faces a felony charge of exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Kelly was arrested Friday for going to St. Catherine’s nursing home in Madison, Mississippi and allegedly photographing Sen. Cochran’s bedridden wife, who suffers from dementia.

Kelly has been a supporter of state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS), Cochran’s tea party primary challenger.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK