Campbell did not return messages requesting comment. Cass County Commissioners President Dave Arnold declined to comment.
A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered on behalf of Smith in Cass County Superior Court I on Oct. 3. At this same hearing, pretrial conferences were scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 18 and 9 a.m. Dec. 19.
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