Hinds DA to investigate courthouse lock-in

other_state_newsJACKSON (AP) – The Hinds County District Attorney’s office will investigate how a staffer for state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s U.S. Senate campaign and two other McDaniel supporters got locked in the county courthouse after Tuesday’s primary election.

The county sheriff’s department has concluded that there was not any criminal activity by Janis Lane, Scott Brewster and Rob Chambers.

They apparently walked into the Hinds County Courthouse shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday and called for help after realizing they were locked in.

Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham tells The Clarion-Ledger that he asked District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith to investigate. He says his office was bombarded with calls after the sheriff’s office released its report.

Smith says he hopes to complete the investigation within days.