MARSHALL, Mo. (KMIZ) -
The Missouri Attorney General's office confirmed Monday that charges against a Saline County murder suspect were dismissed.
James Scott Miller, 55, was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Joshua Charles Smith, 31, on Dec. 29, 2018.
According to ABC affiliate KMBC, the court found Miller violated his $500,000 cash-only bond and ordered him back to jail in January 2019. Miller was then released in February 2019 after he posted a $250,000 surety bond.
The case was being prosecuted by the Missouri Attorney General's office after Miller's defense lawyer asked that the county prosecutor be dismissed because of a conflict of interest.
The Attorney General's office decided not to pursue a criminal case against Miller because the evidence in the case did not warrant prosecution.