Three Clinton residents released Friday morning from custody found themselves back in jail Friday night after police arrested them on different charges.
Forty-four-year-old Clifford Don Smith, 48-year-old Floyd Wayne Smith and 37-year-old Bonnie June Smith were each arrested Friday night on warrants for a controlled substance felony. The charge is a Class C felony and each suspect is being held on a $10,000 bond. Clifford was also charged with aiding and abetting the violation of a no-contact order. Bonnie was also charged with violation of a no-contact order with no bond.
Initially arrested Thursday on accusations of conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine, they were released Friday morning after a judge ruled there was not probable cause to file charges.
The three residents were arrested between 4:35 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, according to Clinton Police Department arrest reports.
Clifford was arrested first, at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, in the 700 block of South Ninth Street, and he was also accused of driving while barred.
The other two were arrested at 7 p.m. Thursday at 732 Isabella Court, where all three reside, according to police records. Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf said he is unsure of how the three are related.
The three were being held Friday morning in the Clinton County Jail on pending charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, but a judge ruled later that morning at each suspect’s initial appearance that there was not probable cause for the charges to be filed, and ordered that the three be released immediately.
The alleged basis for the police accusations against the three is unknown, as nothing was filed publicly with the clerk’s office.