CORINTH, Miss. (AP) -- The suspect charged with capital murder in the shooting of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper has been released from jail.
Attorneys for 43-year-old Troy Anthony Eaton, of Rienzi, say his client was released Friday shortly after Tippah County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth set bond at $200,000 and $100,000 on an attempted murder charge.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Eaton faces charges in the death of 32-year-old Trooper Josh Smith. The incident happened near the Hatchie River south of Walnut on Sept. 30 in a rural, isolated area near the Alcorn/Tippah County line.
Attorney Jamie Franks says Eaton was defending himself and others.
The judge also granted a motion by the state to postpone a preliminary hearing that was set for next week.