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Hinds Co. DA arrested again; charged with domestic violence, stalking and robbery

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hinds County D.A. Robert Shuler Smith has been arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple domestic violence and two felony charges of aggravated stalking and robbery.

Smith was arrested Tuesday for the second time in less than a year. He was booked in the Rankin County Jail.

According to the indictment, in August 2015 Smith caused bodily injury to a woman who he had previously been involved in a relationship with, by grabbing her by the arms and throwing her against a counter. The document says that he took the woman's handgun and pointed it at her while making threatening comments. 

Edwards reported the assault to the FBI, who then turned the case over to the Attorney General's Office for prosecution.

Smith turned himself in to the Rankin County Sheriff's Department and was released on his own recognizance with a signature bond. Smith waived arraignment and a trial date has been set for October 23.


Earlier this year, a judge declared a mistrial in the conspiracy case surrounding Smith after the jury was unable to come to an agreement.

Prosecutors accuse Smith of plotting with former Assistant District Attorney Ivon Johnson to hinder prosecution of a criminal defendant named Christopher Butler, Smith saying Butler was innocent.

The state contends that Smith is guilty of consulting, advising and counseling criminal defendant Christopher Butler.

A big portion of the state's evidence centered on Smith's attempts to indict officials who kept him from dismissing charges against Butler.

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