The Associated PressThis is a Madison County Detention Center booking photograph taken Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Canton, Miss., of Clayton Thomas Kelly, 28, of Pearl, who was arrested Friday by Madison Police and charged with a felony, exploitation of a vulnerable adult, after allegedly going into a nursing home and photographing Rose Cochran, 72, the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission and posted an image online as part of a video. Cochran has lived at St. Catherine’s Village, since 2000 and has dementia. (AP Photo/Madison County Detention Center)
Police in Mississippi say a judge has kept bond at $100,000 for a conservative Mississippi blogger who is accused of photographing the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission.
Madison Assistant Chief Robert Sanders says the judge scheduled a preliminary hearing Thursday for 28-year-old Clayton Kelly.
Kelly was arrested late Friday on a charge of exploiting a vulnerable adult. He’s accused of using an image of Cochran’s wife in an online video.
State Sen. Chris McDaniel is challenging the six-term senator in a GOP primary. McDaniel says he does not have any ties to Kelly.
Spokesmen for both campaigns say they learned about the video April 26.