June 27, 2014 12:57 pm -

Anomaly writes:

A tea party official charged in  the break-in blogger case has committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, according to the authorities.

Mark Mayfield, vice-chariman of the Mississippi Tea Party, was arrested in May by the Madison Police Department and charged with conspiracy in the case involving a video taken without permission of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife.

 Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest told WAPT Mayfield’s case was set to go before a grand jury in July.

Mark Mayfield of Ridgeland, a real estate attorney and state and local tea party leader, was arrested last month along with Richard Sager, a Laurel elementary school P.E. teacher and high school soccer coach. Police said they also charged John Beachman Mary of Hattiesburg, but he was not taken into custody because of “extensive medical conditions.” All face felony conspiracy charges. Sager also was charged with felony tampering with evidence, and Mary faces two conspiracy counts, the Clarion Ledger reports.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Mississippi Tea Party Leader Dead Of Apparent Suicide

  1. edmeyer_able June 27th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Vince Foster “Part Deux”

    • BanditBasheert June 27th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      So Bill Clinton did it?

      • Gene Gaudette June 27th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

        I’m sure the teawingers will begin their “Blame Hitlery Clinton” conspira-Tourette’s very soon.

        • BanditBasheert June 27th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

          The Baggers live in their own horrible ugly world where they see evil in anyone who doesn’t watch Duck Dynasty.

          • Robert Merrill Taylor June 27th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

            I blame Obama.

      • Carla Akins June 27th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

        Have you been talking to my mom?

    • R.J. Carter June 27th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Couldn’t be a Ron Stevens “Part Deux.” He didn’t have any air travel scheduled.

    • fahvel June 28th, 2014 at 4:01 am

      ou pars dieux!

  2. William June 27th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I drove by a place today that was the site of an old motel. It was located on a hillside. The building is gone, and what remains is a semi circular driveway, and the greenest most manicured lawn you ever saw. The young man on the riding mower had stopped for lunch. His wife and toddler showed up to join him. They were spread out on a blanket smiling and playing with that giggling child. I think there is no ideal, political agenda, belief, conviction or cause that would make anyone want to cheat themselves out of a moment of the beauty of life. Whatever takes over those gifts is not worth having.
    RIP Mr. Mayfield.

  3. Wiley Post June 27th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Even that I am a Progressive Democrat, my heart goes out to his family. I guess he did not want to embarrass them.

    • BanditBasheert June 27th, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      I would suggest he first embarrassed them when he became involved in taking pictures of Cochran’s wife in a nursing home without anyone’s permission. I would suggest the Baggers would not like that done to THEIR family member. Then again, I’m sure they loved their clever little plan. Until they got caught.

  4. Carla Akins June 27th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I feel badly about this. Yes, he committed a crime and certainly it was unsavory but in the overall scheme of things it was a pittance. Shame is a powerful emotion but serves a valid purpose, it teaches us to do better – to be better. It’s unfortunate that instead of using this as a learning opportunity, he chose to permanently hide from the consequences of his actions.

  5. Steve Cain June 27th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    His lawyer called it “a tragedy that should have never happened”. I worked in a nursing home for 14+ years. Abuse and exploitation of the elderly, especially in her conditon, is cruel. I have no sympathy for him or his family. He brought this shame upon himself. I’m angry that he was too much of a coward to allow a court to punish him for his crime.

  6. Shades June 28th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    What he (allegedly) did was a terrible thing but was it worth committing suicide? Who knows what other demons he was battling. As noted below, the family was already shamed by his actions, this only worsened their suffering. I don’t know what kind of jail time one would get for something like this but I can’t imagine it being extensive. I wonder if there’s more to his story (and, no, I’m not suggesting there is, just wondering why such a violent reaction.)