Three more people have arrested in connection with the photographing of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) wife, Rose, who is a patient in a Madison, Mississippi nursing home.
Mark Mayfield (pictured right), a member of the board of directors for the Central Mississippi Tea Party, was arrested Thursday, according to the Clarion Ledger of Mississippi.
At around 2:34 PM EDT Clarion-Ledger editor Sam Hall tweeted that the second arrest on Thursday in connection to the "Constitutional Clayton" photographing case was Richard Sager of Laurel.
A little more than an hour later The Clarion Ledger reported that a third suspect, John Mary (pictured above) was charged for conspiracy in connection to Kelly. Police confirmed later in the day that Mary had been arrested but then released on "his own recognizance due to extensive medical conditions after consulting with his attorney and the Madison/Rankin County District Attorney’s Office."
Appearing in court shortly after news broke of the arrest, Mayfield faces conspiracy charges while Sager faces charges of tampering with evidence and conspiracy. Sager's bond was set at $250,000 per count while bond for Mayfield was set at $250,000 on each count.
Clayton Kelly was arrested Friday and faces felony charges of photographing or filming another without permission where there is expectation of privacy and exploitation of a vulnerable adult, which carries up to a 10-year sentence. Kelly wanted to use the photograph of Cochran's wife in an anti-Cochran video.
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