A tea party official charged in a photo scandal has committed suicide.
Mark Mayfield was arrested in May by the Madison Police Department and charged with conspiracy in the case involving pictures taken without permission of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife.
Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest told WAPT Mayfield’s case was set to go before a grand jury in July.
Mayfield was a member of the board of directors for the Central Mississippi Tea Party.
He was a Ridgeland real estate attorney.