UPDATE: Barbour-pardoned Bostick faces formal charges in Pontotoc

By Patsy R. Brumfield / Daily Journal

Harry Bostick pleads not guilty in DUI-death case. Judge orders no drunk driving or sober driving without valid license. (PRB – That is correct.) Condition for bond at $50,000.

More soon.


PONTOTOC – Harry Bostick of Oxford is scheduled to plead not guilty this morning to Pontotoc County charges related to the 2011 highway death of 18-year-old Charity Smith of Okolona.
Bostick, 55, is expected to appear in circuit court with his attorney, Tony Farese of Ashland.
A Pontotoc County grand jury indicted Bostick May 10 on three charges – driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI-death.
The indictment claims that on Oct. 7, 2011, Bostick drove a motor vehicle while intoxicated and caused the death of Smith as she drove her vehicle on U.S. Highway 278. Smith was killed when Bostick’s vehicle collided with hers.
Her sister was seriously injured in the accident.
Bostick gained public attention in early January when departing Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned him, with several hundred others.
The former IRS agent was pardoned of a DUI-3rd conviction for which he likely faced prison time.
When he was pardoned, Bostick was in jail under arrest for violating his probation because of the accident in which Smith died.
• Read Friday’s Daily Journal for more details.

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